ERIC Number: ED137158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Involvement: A Practical Handbook for Teachers on Law-Related Methodologies. Law Related Education Program for the Schools of Maryland, Elementary Level.
Vetter, Donald P.; Paradis, Gerard W.
The teacher's handbook provides goals, objectives, and teaching strategies helpful to elementary teachers in supplementing existing law-related curriculum materials in the social studies classroom. Intended as a means of actively involving students in a study of law, the first section presents 17 lesson plans for use in grades K-2. Topics include enforcement of laws, justice in the courts, laws as social controls, human variability, property rights, fairness, rules, and diversity. The second section provides 34 plans for use in grades 3-5. Topics include responsibility, fairness, bicycle safety, honesty versus stealing, the need for rules, settling disputes, and the juvenile justice system. The third section presents six lesson plans for use in grades 3-5 developed by secondary school students trained by the program. Topics are law and values, leadership, functions of rules and law, rule making, freedom of speech, and justice. For each topic in Sections I-III, the following information is given: time, materials required, rationale, content, objectives, procedures, evaluation, and assignments. The lesson plans focus on the following teaching strategies: class discussion, story reading, art work, case studies, slide shows, role playing, partner and group work, and class visitations. A materials evaluation inquiry is included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Civics, Class Activities, Cognitive Objectives, Curriculum Development, Democratic Values, Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Lesson Plans, Social Studies, Student Developed Materials, Student Participation, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Carroll County Public Schools, 55 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carroll County Public Schools, Westminster, MD.; Maryland State Bar Association, Baltimore.
Note: For related documents, see SO 009 834-835 and SO 009 860; Pages 1-20 of the original document were removed by the authors