ERIC Number: ED113251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Teaching About the Law.
Gerlach, Ronald A.; Lamprecht, Lynne W.
The practitioner-oriented book provides objectives and goals, learning activities, resources, teaching techniques, and other sources helpful for K-12 teachers developing, planning, and implementing law education programs in the social studies classroom. The first chapter examines the role of the law and society, goals for instruction, and law for the layman. The second chapter defines good citizenship as a primary concern in law education and compares the traditional citizen courses to the new direction. A variety of selected curriculum materials for law studies are described in the third chapter, followed by a presentation of audiovisual resources in the fourth chapter. Community resources which may be used by teachers to enrich law studies are incorporated into chapter five. Legal reference materials are discussed in chapter six. Chapters one through ten focus on the following teaching strategies: the case study approach; value clarification strategies; simulation, role playing, and gaming; and evaluation strategies. In the eleventh chapter, ways to incorporate a law program into the school curriculum are examined. The last chapter describes models for training and development of qualified law studies instructors. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Case Studies, Community Resources, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Materials, Laws, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Projects, Resource Materials, Simulation, Social Studies, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Values
The W. H. Anderson Company, 646 Main Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45201 ($9.95)
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