ERIC Number: ED110392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Individual Rights. A Resource Manual for Teachers and Students.
Lefkowitz, Barry E.; Maniglia, Ronald J.
This material provides a program to instruct secondary-level students in the political, governmental, and legal process and to encourage active student participation in these processes. The materials draw heavily upon community cooperation as a base for practical learning. Part of a year-long curriculum program, this unit examines individual rights and civil liberties. The unit concentrates on freedom of speech and expression as intricate parts of the study of the court system, criminal procedures, and the basic foundation of law. Case studies are presented whereby students analyze each decision rendered. Learning activities include mock trials, simulation, role playing, field study, problem solving, issue analysis, and research. Chapters one through four, respectively, (1) introduce students to the foundation of law through a series of classroom activities designed to stimulate individual assessment of both values and concept of the need for laws, plus a basic understanding of the criminal procedures; (2) provide an introduction to due process and judicial review through the use of historical case studies; (3) examine historical aspects of expression, seditious speech, public and private forums, and symbolic speech; and (4) present resource material available on legal education, including selected sections of the Constitution, diagrams, additional teaching strategies, legal glossary, and how to find legal cases. A bibliography concludes the document. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Community Cooperation, Due Process, Freedom of Speech, Guides, Law Enforcement, Laws, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Political Science, Resource Materials, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Sciences
Institute for Political and Legal Education, Box 426, Glassboro-Woodbury Road, Pitman, New Jersey 08071 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewall, NJ.
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