ERIC Number: ED233953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Living Together under the Law: An Elementary Education Law Guide.
Gallagher, Arlene F.
Designed for use by teachers in grades 1 through 6, this program is intended to teach children about the nature and function of rules and law. The program is comprised of 10 sequential themes. The first three themes are that rules and laws are essential and play an important role in our lives; have certain characteristics in common; and evolve from customs and practices. The other seven themes are: different people in different settings create rules and laws for different reasons; different people in different settings enforce rules and laws in different ways; rules and laws are used to judge behavior and settle disputes; the purpose of the law is to meet the needs of the community; rules and laws are both stable and changing; rules and laws protect an individual's rights, privacy, and property; and there is a relationship between the values of a society and the laws of a society. The following information is provided for each theme: concepts, motivating activity, learning activities, curriculum correlation to social studies or language arts, annotations of literature, and governance activities, e.g., students develop rules for their classroom. The publication concludes with a children's literature and law bibliography for each theme. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York State Bar Association, Albany.; New York State Education Dept., Albany.