ERIC Number: ED175781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
You-Me-And the Three R's of Law. Elementary Law Curriculum.
Trace, Faustina M.
Fourteen units of increasing difficulty and abstraction for grade levels one through six examine the responsibility to law, rights and privileges of law, reasons for laws, and justice. Each unit presents the objective, suggested activities, and topics for discussion. Grade 1 focusses on responsibility, sharing, taking turns, respect for private and public property, home rules, cheating, and punishment. Grade 2 discusses rights of children in a family, authority figures, privileges, and individual rights such as speaking when you want, wearing what you want, or playing with merchandise in a store. In addition to previous topics, Grade 3 examines parents' responsibility toward children, community service, when and if you can say "no" to your parents, vandalism, and shoplifting. Discussion topics in grades 4, 5, and 6 include self-defense, self-respect, character assassination, responsibility to environment, conflicting responsibilities, a "Child's Bill of Rights," and protest. The final section on justice for grades 4, 5, and 6 covers federal and state government, and state and local police. Activities at all grade levels include inviting resource persons; role playing; taking field trips; writing a bill of rights; and listing rules, obligations, and laws. Descriptions of kit components for appropriate grade levels, a list of resource materials, and a glossary are provided. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Governor's Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Concord, NH.
Authoring Institution: Rochester School Dept., NH.