ERIC Number: ED134503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Supreme Court Highlights. Bill of Rights in Action, Vol. X, No. 3.
Clark, Todd, Ed.
The student-oriented newsletter provides learning activities, background information, resources, teaching techniques, case studies, and other sources to help high school teachers develop, plan, and implement a course on the Supreme Court in a legal education program. The first chapter examines the role of the Supreme Court in American life, selected cases decided by the Court in 1975-76, and methods used by the justices in considering issues. The second chapter discusses the death penalty as a legal concern and presents arguments in favor of and against the death penalty. A death sentencing simulation is presented in the third chapter, followed by description of fair trial procedures in the fourth chapter. Exercises for understanding the Right to Privacy as guaranteed by the Bill of Rights are incorporated into chapter five. A self-incrimination game is described in chapter six, followed by three case studies and background information on abortion in chapter seven. The last chapter describes cases related to libel and slander and gives instructions for setting up a moot court. A coupon for ordering back issues of law-related newsletters and student materials is included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: American Studies, Case Studies, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Civil Rights, Class Activities, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Instructional Materials, Laws, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Legal Problems, Newsletters, Political Issues, Political Science, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Supreme Court Litigation, Teaching Methods, United States Government (Course)
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 6310 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90048 ($1.00, class set of 35 for $10.00)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.