ERIC Number: ED237440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Legal and Law Enforcement Professional: Ideas for Involvement.
Drake Univ., Des Moines, IA. Iowa Center for Law-Related Education.; Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.
Designed as a guide for law professionals involved in school guest presentations, the materials in this handbook are also useful to elementary and secondary teachers interested in incorporating law-related education into the course content. Part 1 defines law-related education and offers suggestions for introducing law-related issues at different academic levels. Part 2 presents strategies for teaching the following aspects of the law: fairness and rules, law awareness, the lawmaking process, law interpretation, housing law, consumer law, and search and seizure laws. Each teaching strategy revolves around a particular activity such as a game, a mock trial, role play, or case study, and includes hand-outs, discussion questions, and follow-up suggestions. A list of tips for classroom effectiveness is presented in part 3. Two appendices contain information and resources for conducting mock trials and case studies. An annotated list of materials on the Bill of Rights concludes the handbook. (LP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Drake Univ., Des Moines, IA. Iowa Center for Law-Related Education.; Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.