ERIC Number: ED216951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Consumer Law-Related Education Materials (Grades 4-7). Hardee County.
Allen, Rodney F., Ed.; Landry, Russell H., Ed.
Intended for students in grades 4-7, the lessons in this guide focus on law related education. Major objectives are for students to gain an understanding of (1) the laws and legal practices in a democratic society; (2) the concepts of authority, order, property, and justice in the operation of institutions; and (3) the processes and functions of consumer issues and law enforcement. Teaching strategies include classroom starter exercises, role playing, case studies, and skits. The guide covers three major topics. First, the nature of rules and laws in group settings is discussed. Definitions of terms, lists of rules and laws, and a newspaper article with questions for the student are given to reinforce the topic. Section two presents lessons about vandalism. The focus is on vandalism in the school and community, Florida's laws regarding vandalism, and the consequences of breaking those laws. It includes the definition of vandalism and case studies with questions for students. The topic of shoplifting is covered in section three. A general description of shoplifting, Florida's laws regarding shoplifting, and the consequences of breaking those laws are given. There are case studies, short stories with shoplifting situations with questions, and teacher resource pages on Florida law. Appendices include tips on how to be an effective resource person and a short list of available films on shoplifting and vandalism. (Author/NE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Tri-County Teacher Education Center, Sebring, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida