ERIC Number: ED137159
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. Secondary Level.
Vetter, Donald P.; Paradis, Gerard W.
The teacher's handbook provides goals, objectives, and teaching strategies helpful to secondary 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 19 lesson plans and selected student resources for use in grades 6-8. Topics include crime rate, the misuse of authority, authority and police, freedom of the press, authority and the courts, accessory to a crime, fair trial, student rights, responsibilities, and citizenship. The second section provides 26 lesson plans for use in grades 9-12. Topics include police methods, amendments, slavery vs. freedom, shoplifting, foreign policy, law vs. conscience, urban crime, euthanasia, and the electoral college. For each topic in sections I and II, the following information is given: course into which the topic might be integrated, topical questions, time, required materials, resource people, rationale, content, objectives, procedures, assignments, and evaluation. Teaching strategies include newspaper article analysis, class discussion, assigned readings, mock trials, drafting of hypothetical laws, role playing, class visitations, map analysis, case studies, film and slide viewing, document analysis, group work, and educational games. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Class Activities, Cognitive Objectives, Curriculum Development, Democratic Values, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Lesson Plans, Social Studies, 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 009 835-836 and SO 009 859; Pages 1-20 of the original document were removed by the authors