ERIC Number: ED074679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Social Sciences: Curriculum Guide for Teaching Gifted Students Social Sciences in Grades Seven Through Nine.
Presented is a curriculum guide for teaching gifted junior high students social studies. The main purpose of the curriculum is to heighten student awareness of justice and due process of law by means of preparing for and conducting a mock trial of an historical figure. Thirteen cognitive behavioral objectives and five affective objectives are listed. Five to seven class periods are recommended for phase one of the curriculum which consists of motivation and background, introduction to themes and a study of the life and times of the defendent. Sample lesson plans are given for study topics such as the rights of the accused, the Bill of Rights, unreasonable search and seizure, the right to remain silent, and an introduction to due process. Phase two of the curriculum consists of preparation of roles for the trial in small groups and involves research skills and teacher-group interaction for five to eight class periods. Sample lesson plans consider initiation of phase two, organizing the groups, small group work, the culminating activity program, and suggested follow up activities. A final chapter gives sample test items. An annotated bibliography of approximately 30 books or articles, six motion pictures and one filmstrip are also included. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.