ERIC Number: ED216989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Consumer Law-Related Education Materials (Grades 4-7). Okeechobee County.
Allen, Rodney F., Ed.; Landry, Russell H., Ed.
These teacher-developed learning activities for grades 4-7 deal with consumer law-related topics. The self-contained activities are organized into five sections. Section one contains a role-playing card game that helps students examine rules and feelings. For example, one role-playing situation involves a confrontation between a student and a bus driver. The situation is: "Before boarding the school bus after school, you stop to buy a snow cone because you are hungry. You know it is against the rules to eat on the bus, but you try to sneak the snow cone on the bus anyway. The bus driver stops you." The activities in the second section deal with behavior and consequences. For example, students analyze case studies, read and discuss a newspaper article about a burglary, and rank the consequences to victims and relatives of victims of crimes from 1=suffers the least to 7=suffers the most. "Cases . . . and Consequences" is the title of the third section. Through readings, role playing, and discussions, children become familiar with Florida laws concerning care of animals, the use of a BB gun by a child, tobacco, loitering, assault and battery, vandalism, shoplifting, and other topics. The activities in the fourth and fifth sections help children learn about the juvenile justice system and the adult criminal justice process. Students are involved in role playing, field trips, and classroom discussions. Included in the appendices are some additional resources such as rules for brainstorming. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Law Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Tri-County Teacher Education Center, Sebring, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida