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ERIC Number: ED238790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
American Problems: A Law-Related Education Course (A High School One Semester Course).
Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.
The guide is designed for a one-semester high school course focusing on American problems. Objectives are to help students develop a practical understanding of the law, acquire an appreciation of the principles of our laws, and participate in the legal system. The guide is arranged in three major units. Following a course outline and list of student materials, unit I contains 4 lessons dealing with the nature of law. Unit II includes lessons on the causes of crime, crimes against people, crimes against property, and controversial crimes. The four lessons in the final unit examine the following aspects of the criminal justice system: pre-arrest and pre-trial, trial, sentencing, and juvenile justice. Learning activities take a variety of forms, including role plays and simulations, news analyses, news reporting, field trips, and interviews. Each unit includes the following components: an overview, concepts, generalizations, learning objectives, vocabulary, activities, readings, worksheets, appendices, and student materials. (LP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.