ERIC Number: ED227017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Law in U.S. History: A Teacher Resource Manual.
Smith, Melinda R., Ed.; And Others
By completing these self-contained, supplementary activities, secondary students will learn about important law-related issues and themes in American history. When students recognize the vital constitutional issues of different periods in history they are helped in understanding the social, political, and economic forces which shaped those periods. The activities are grouped into four sections roughly corresponding to the chronological periods of most U.S. history courses: Colonial Period through the Revolution; Growth of a New Nation; Civil War through Industrialization; and the Modern Era. Examples of activity topics include the Salem witch trials, freedom of the press in colonial America, colonial opinion on the eve of the Revolution, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, slavery, labor recognition, child labor, the Supreme Court, Pentagon Papers, Watergate, and voting rights. Teaching methods include opinion polls/surveys, role plays, simulations, case studies, and mock trials. Each activity presents a description, lists objectives, recommends time allocations, and explains the procedures for using it. (RM)
Descriptors: Child Labor, Civil War (United States), Colonial History (United States), Constitutional Law, Industrialization, Interdisciplinary Approach, Labor Legislation, Laws, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Modern History, Revolutionary War (United States), Secondary Education, Slavery, United States History, Voting Rights
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Law Related Education Project, Albuquerque.; New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.