ERIC Number: ED235269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers Guide to Law-Related Curriculum in the Fourth Grade.
Davis, Melody; Gray, Polly
This curriculum guide describes an introduction to law-related education for fourth graders in the Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, Florida. Primary goals are described as stimulating competent thinking in children, and developing skills and attitudes that will help children function effectively in decision-making situations. The emphasis of the fourth grade material is on responsibility and citizenship training. The material is meant to be adapted to the existing basic curriculum and is not intended as a separate course of study. Although activities are primarily designed to complement the Social Studies curriculum, many may be used as part of language arts, math, health, and science curricula. The unit components are as follows: (1) major law-related concepts of responsibility, authority, privacy, property, and justice; sample lesson plans; and lists of films related to each concept; (2) law-related activities corresponding to the primary idea in the social studies curriculum for the fourth grade, i.e., that people have power over their own actions and decisions; and (3) reinforcement games and puzzles that can be duplicated. (CMG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Duval County Public Schools, Jacksonville, FL. Office of Curriculum Development.