ERIC Number: ED182233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
What If...You Are Arrested? One of a Series of Readings and Activities--Student Booklet-Set I [And] Set II.
Wallin, Katherine L.; Heinrichs, Audrey S.
This booklet, part of the "What If...Series," contains readings and activities which will help secondary or adult students learn about the rights of persons arrested and acquire skills necessary for coping with such a situation. The materials present practical applications concerning the following constitutional rights: the right against unlawful search or seizure, the right to remain silent, the right to a lawyer, and the right to reasonable bail. The materials can be used in secondary classes and in naturalization and High School Equivalency Programs. The booklets are written at two reading levels -- Set 1 at grade 4,5 and Set 2 at grade 7,8 -- but content activities and paging of both sets are the same. The booklet contains short reading selections followed by questions which the student is expected to answer in writing. Reading and writing skills are emphasized. Students are also involved in classroom discussion. Optional activities described in the Teacher Guide (SO 012 329) include inviting a police officer to class, playing the simulation game "Police Patrol," going on a police ride-along, and visiting a court room during a preliminary hearing or bail procedure. Teacher training in the use of the materials can be arranged by contacting the Institute for Political and Legal Education. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Constitutional Law, High Interest Low Vocabulary Books, High School Equivalency Programs, Instructional Materials, Legal Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Writing Skills
Institute for Political/Legal Education, Educational Improvement Center South, 207 Delsea Drive, Sewell, NJ 08080 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education Trenton. Bureau of Adult, Continuing, Community Education.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewall, NJ.
Note: For related documents, see SO 012 329-332