ERIC Number: ED155079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Citizenship: Student Rights and Responsibilities. Decision-Making in Contemporary America, Unit I.
Vetter, Donald P.; And Others
The first part of this document presents an overview of a ninth grade social studies course. Included is a brief description of the five-unit course, a note to teachers about course content, a suggested time schedule, a comment on teaching controversial issues, a rationale and major goals of the course. The second part contains a unit on citizenship, the first of five units in the course described above. Objectives are to help students: (1) become more aware of the rights provided for them both as citizens of the school and the United States; (2) realize that although they have certain rights, these rights are limited in varying degrees and each carries a responsibility; and (3) understand that Constitutional rights also apply to them as students. The unit is divided into five areas: the school and student rights; the county and student rights; the Constitution and its application to students; the Supreme Court and its effect on students; and specific court decisions that have changed the concept of student rights. Each lesson has a stated purpose, a classroom procedure, suggested materials, and teaching variations for high, average, and low ability students. The lessons are inquiry-oriented and are based on student activities; resource pages for these activities are included. (Author/JK)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Citizenship, Citizenship Responsibility, Communication Skills, Constitutional Law, Course Descriptions, Court Litigation, Decision Making, Grade 9, Information Utilization, Inquiry, Learning Activities, Process Education, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Responsibility, Student Rights, Supreme Courts, Units of Study, Values
Donald P. Vetter, Supervisor of Social Studies, Board of Education of Carroll County, 55 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157 ($5.00, paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carroll County Public Schools, Westminster, MD.
Note: For related documents, see SO 010 892-897; Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to poor reproducibility of original document