ERIC Number: ED158904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Student Rights and Responsibilities. A Law Focused Curriculum for American Indian High School Students. Curriculum Bulletin No. 18.01.
Wilson, Frederick C.
The guide outlines a course to provide high school students with learning experiences in the political/governmental and legislative process. Designed as a semester course, the course aims to teach American Indian youth their rights and responsibilities under the U.S. Constitution and under their respective state and tribal governments, and to develop an awareness and an understanding of the concepts, principles, and functions of student rights and responsibilities both within the school and community environment. Consisting of 11 units, the course covers basic types of educational systems and laws, jurisdiction of courts, sources of law, the Bill of Rights, the right to privacy, student body constitution, due process in the school and in the community, the Indian Bill of Rights, voter education, fair trial/free press, consumer rights and responsibilities, and sources of authority for Indian schools and programs relating to American Indians. Briefly discussed are the course objectives, student competencies, student evaluation, and teaching strategies for law focused education (small groups, peer teaching, films, field trips, speakers, simulation games, and case studies). Also included are a 19-item bibliography and lists of 6 law-related audiovisuals (source, series, film title, and level) and 6 supplemental materials. (NQ)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Phoenix, AZ.