ERIC Number: ED153932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Law and the Family: A High School Curriculum Guide.
Khanlian, John F., Ed.; And Others
This curriculum guide is designed to assist high school classroom teachers in developing and implementing a program on family law. The major objective of the document is to help students understand how profoundly the law is associated with their private lives. The document is presented in four chapters. Key areas in this frequently ignored area of law-focused education are the "stages of the relationship" sequence--from preparation for marriage through divorce. Chapter I deals with establishing a marriage relationship. Case studies discuss homosexual marriage, marriage contracts, intention to marry, and getting married. Chapter II discusses rights and responsibilities of each family member. Chapter III investigates issues related to dissolving the marriage relationship such as divorce, child custody, support, alimony, property rights, and annulment. The final chapter reviews legal issues raised by adoption, abortion, and sterilization. Activities involve students in definition exercises, moot court participation, class discussion, analysis of case studies, interviews with domestic relations lawyers, determinization of legal principles central to specific case studies, true and false tests, and personal attitude surveys. An appendix presents a directory of family law resources, a guide to milestone legal cases, and a listing of Constitutional ammendments with major relevance for family law. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Abortions, Adoption, Case Studies, Citizenship Responsibility, Civil Liberties, Court Doctrine, Court Litigation, Curriculum Guides, Divorce, Family (Sociological Unit), Inquiry, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Relationship, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Legal Responsibility, Marriage, Relationship, Relevance (Education), Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Change, Values
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewall, NJ.
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