ERIC Number: ED142450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan-2
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Law in a Free Society and the Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship. A Curriculum Guide for Kindergarten through Grade 12, Revised Edition.
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.; Missouri State Bar Association, Jefferson City.
This curriculum guide contains learning objectives, activities, and resource and reference materials to help elementary and secondary teachers develop a legal education curriculum unit. Learning objectives are related to nine major topics: (1) Why the Law, (2) How the Law Develops, (3) How the Law Works, (4) The Court System, (5) Major Supreme Court Decisions and Their Impact on U.S. History, (6) The Philosophy and Procedures of the Juvenile Court, (7) Due Process of Law, (8) The Bill of Rights in Criminal Cases, and (9) The Bill of Rights and Individual Civil Liberties. The guide is divided into three sections. The first section lists the educational objectives for teaching rights and responsibilities of citizenship in a free society. The second section presents 218 activities for teaching a legal education unit. Two matrices show how the individual activities relate to the specific learning objectives. The third section, an appendix, contains reference material for the teacher, including a bibliography of resources, topical outlines, and answers to commonly asked questions about the law. (JR)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Citizenship, Citizenship Responsibility, Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Due Process, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Laws, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Social Studies, Supreme Courts, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
The Missouri Bar, 326 Monroe Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101 ($7.50 three-ring notebook)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, MO.
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.; Missouri State Bar Association, Jefferson City.
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