ERIC Number: ED238765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Of Codes and Crowns: The Development of Law. [Student's Book] Law-in-Social Studies Series.
Suter, Coral; Croddy, Marshall
Intended to supplement secondary level world history courses, this booklet will help students understand the history of and need for rules and laws. There are five units. In the first unit, students examine evidence from anthropology and archaeology which show how rules developed in prehistoric cultures. The second unit deals with the Code of Hammurabi and helps students understand Mesopotamian ideas about justice and law. Justice and making rules work are the major topics of unit 3. Students learn how the Greeks kept their "an eye for an eye" concept of justice from becoming an excuse for endless killing. The fourth unit treats legal processes. Examined are the ways of enforcing and making judgments under the law in England during the Middle Ages. The need for authority is the focus of the concluding unit, which contains stories set in 14th century Renaissance in Italy. Students are involved in many different kinds of activities. For example, they analyze case studies, read and discuss fictional short stories, study time lines, give brief oral reports, write endings to stories, and participate in mock trials. Discussion questions and definitions of new vocabulary are included. (RM)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Archaeology, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Justice, Laws, Legal Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Western Civilization, World History
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 1510 Cotner Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.