ERIC Number: ED201544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Safeguard: A Law-Related Education Resource Program for Boulder County Schools, Grades 5 and 6.
Designed for fifth and sixth grade students in Boulder County (Colorado) schools, this manual provides objectives and activities and lists resources for legal education. The fifth grade unit focuses on awareness of rights and responsibilities through a study of the Bill of Rights, Title IX, citizenship responsibilities, and the juvenile justice system. Activities include analyzing cartoons related to rights, studying Title IX cases, reading short stories, and viewing films. Materials supplied for the unit include exercises on changing rights in action, a changing rights questionnaire, a student guide to Title IX, a case study, and a summary of the regulations for Title IX education amendments of 1972. Sixth grade activities focus on dilemmas in decision making and understanding the juvenile justice system. Activities include making judgments about the seriousness of acts of vandalism, viewing films, debating whether there should be different justice systems for juveniles and adults, and visiting a courtroom. Materials included for the unit are a survey in which students rate the degree of seriousness of specific acts of vandalism, a worksheet for thoughts about stealing, and a case study. A list of resources is provided for both grade levels. (KC)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Decision Making, Educational Objectives, Grade 5, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades, Juvenile Courts, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Resource Materials, Student Rights
Safeguard, Boulder County District Attorney's Office, P.O. Box 471, Boulder, CO 80306 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of the District Attorney, Boulder County, CO.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bill of Rights; Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972