ERIC Number: ED167473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
You and the Law (A Unit of Study). Fifth Grade Social Science.
The guide presents 26 lessons for use by fifth grade classroom teachers as they develop and implement legal education programs. Objectives of the program are to foster understanding of and respect for law, help children understand why rules are necessary, and increase knowledge about the American legal system. It is suggested that the lessons be spread throughout the school year. Topics of the lessons include playing fair, the need for rules, conflict, shoplifting, graffiti, development of laws in the United States, law in primitive society, the effect of laws on everyday life, different kinds of law, trial by jury, and juvenile delinquency. For each lesson, information is presented on objectives, strategies, activities, background information, and discussion questions. Students are involved in a variety of activities, including role playing, class discussion, dramatizing situations, analyzing films, writing brief stories, drawing pictures, learning vocabulary, researching topics in groups and individually, and interviewing people in the community to find out about rules and regulations governing various occupations. (DB)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Citizenship Responsibility, Conflict Resolution, Court Litigation, Court Role, Delinquency, Educational Games, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Grade 5, Instructional Materials, Interaction, Laws, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Legal Problems, Legislation, Lesson Plans, Problem Solving, Role Playing, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Chester School District, PA.
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