ERIC Number: ED196793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Citizenship Education: Instructional Materials/Resources for High School Citizenship.
This resource guide contains six units of study on citizenship education for use at the secondary level. The purpose of the units is to help students examine the political and legal processes of American society and the rights, responsibilities, and roles of its citizens. The units can be used as the basis for a one-semester elective course in social studies or they can be used individually to supplement a U.S. history course. The focus of the units is on law. Unit I, "Citizenship in a Democracy," examines the meaning and responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic society. In Unit II, "The Nature of Law," students inquire into the nature and role of law in our society. This unit attempts to show that law is important to the maintenance of our democratic society. Unit III,"Making and Changing Laws," examines how laws are made and changed by the legislature, administrative and law changing processes. A comprehensive study of how the law works to meet the needs of society and an examination of the role of the citizen in influencing our legal system are presented in Unit IV, "Our Legal Tools." Unit V, "Constitutional Law," examines the basic values--liberty, justice, equality, due process, privacy--that are contained in the Bill of Rights. Unit VI, "Practical Law," attempts to acquaint students with substantive knowledge of different areas of the law. The concluding lesson, "Future Perspectives on Law," is a summary of all the units. In addition, it examines future problems and solutions. Teaching methods include readings and classroom discussions, writing exercises, games, analyses of cartoons and newspaper articles, mock trials, and case studies. The units are comprised of key questions, generalizations, concepts, objectives, learning activities, and materials. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.