ERIC Number: ED228157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Law Education Lessons, Grade 4-8.
Allen, Rodney F., Ed.; And Others
Teacher developed activities for elementary and junior high school students provide instruction in citizenship, civil governments, law in a free society, and the consequences for disobedience of the law. Part 1 contains 13 activities for lower elementary students. Games, questionnaires, discussions, checklists, and attitude scales reinforce students' awareness of responsibility to others, need for authority, enforcement of rules, the principal as the main school authority, and vandalism. In Part 2, 23 lessons for upper elementary school students focus on classification of common crimes, rules, sense of justice, the effect of crime on a community, knowledge of specific laws, vandalism, drugs, theft, and juvenile justice. Activities include listening to local law enforcement officials, role play about rules and feelings, creative writing about justice, checksheets, discussions of specific laws, and values clarification. Part 3 contains lessons for junior high school students and an "Introduction to Law" short unit. Students examine the relative nature of right and wrong, differing points of view, and differing interpretations of the same laws through value scales, mock trials, and group rules. The short course covers the nature of the law and consequences of crime. The document refers to specific Florida legislation and resources. (KC)
Descriptors: Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Crime, Drug Education, Elementary Education, Junior High Schools, Justice, Juvenile Courts, Law Enforcement, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Role Playing, Teacher Developed Materials, Units of Study, Values Clarification, Vandalism
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Law Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Leon County Schools, Tallahassee, FL.