ERIC Number: ED179468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Law in the Classroom. Activities and Resources.
Turner, Mary Jane
This K-12 handbook is designed for law and justice professionals who serve as resource persons and for classroom teachers in working with resource persons. The book consists of four parts. The introduction provides an overview, explains use of the handbook, presents information on using the community as a teaching resource, and provides a checklist for a classroom visit. Part II explains a variety of strategies designed to actively involve students. Strategies include case studies, mock trials, moot courts, brainstorming, dilemmas, surveys, police activities, and field trips. For each strategy, procedural guidelines, instructions for implementation, and several law-related examples are outlined. The third section includes activities for programs focusing on introduction to law, individual rights, criminal law, and civil law. The sections on individual law and civil law are broken down into the subcategories of freedom of speech, search and seizure, family law, and environmental law. The activities in both Parts II and III include 65 reproducible student handouts. Part IV suggests additional resources such as print materials for students, teachers, and resource persons; media kits; and filmstrips, games, and simulations. (KC)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Civil Rights, Consumer Education, Court Litigation, Criminal Law, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Field Trips, Guides, Justice, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Police Action, Resource Materials, Simulation, Social Studies
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., 855 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302 ($17.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.