ERIC Number: ED200502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Learning About Responsibilities. A Law-Related Instructional Unit for Children in Grades 5 and 6.
Naylor, David T.
This document contains an instructional booklet on law-related education for social studies classroom teachers in grades five and six and a book of spiritmaster handouts for use by students. Objectives include helping students define responsiblity and identify at least two characteristics of a responsible person, state reasons why responsible behavior is more desirable than irresponsible behavior, identify responsibilities he/she will probably acquire as an adult, demonstrate willingness to assume responsibilities at home and at school, choose from among alternatives in decision-making situations, and propose solutions to problems created by conflicting responsibilities at home and school. The unit is presented in 11 lessons, entitled Who is More Responsible? What Does Being Responsible Mean? What Do You Believe About Responsibility? What Are Some of My Responsibilities? What Responsibilities Do My Parents Have? What Are Some Responsibilities That People Who Work in My Community Have? What if there Were No Responsibilities? What is the Responsible Thing To Do? How Does Law Help Me to Know my Responsibilities? What Happens When Responsibilities Conflict? and What Can I Do To Become More Responsible? Students are involved in a variety of activities, including reading and discussing accounts of responsible/irresponsible behavior, providing examples of various types of responsible behavior, role-playing, ranking behaviors in order of their responsibility, surveying family and class members regarding the meaning of being responsible, and writing stories about the kinds of responsibilities associated with various adult occupations. Handouts accompanying the lessons include matching exercises, word puzzles, role-playing descriptions, fill-in-the blanks exercises, quizzes, and stories illustrating legal concepts. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Economic and Community Development, Columbus. Office of Criminal Justice Services.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus.
Note: For related documents, see SO 013 367-370. Several pages may not reproduce clearly due to broken type.