ERIC Number: ED233954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Linking Law to Learning: Instructional Strategies Manual.
Hoffman, Alan, Ed.; Moon, Jeannette B., Ed.
Designed to assist secondary teachers and school systems in classroom instruction, in staff development workshops, and in curriculum design, this manual contains classroom and resource materials that have proven useful in teaching legal education. Although developed specifically for educators in Georgia, the activities can easily be used by teachers in other states. There are six major sections. The first section discusses the following approaches useful in teaching legal education: adversary, simulation, role-playing, Socratic dialogue, moral development, resource person, brainstorming, case studies, and field trips. Sections 2 through 6 contain learning activities and resource materials for: introducing the legal system and the law; teaching about constitutional law and the Bill of Rights; criminal law; family and juvenile law; and practical consumer law. For example, students analyze and discuss case studies about child abuse, role play an actual Supreme Court case, give an oral presentation on topics such as the Magna Carta or the Nuremberg Trials, listen to a police officer and other guest speakers, and write a consumer complaint letter. (RM)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional Law, Consumer Education, Crime Prevention, Criminal Law, Curriculum Development, Family Life, Justice, Law Enforcement, Laws, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Secondary Education, Student Responsibility, Student Rights, Teaching Methods
Center for Citizenship and Law-Related Education, Georgia State University, Box 604, University Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30303 ($6.00 plus postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. Center for Citizenship and Law-Related Education.
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