ERIC Number: ED248180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Ways of the Law. Lesson Guide.
Hanna, Jack C.
Designed to acquaint high school students with those areas of the law that they are most likely to come in contact with, this series of 15 lessons can be used in government, citizenship, law, family living, and economics classes. Although originally developed to be used with a television series, the document can be adapted to other uses. Following an overview, the lesson guide discusses sources of law, reasons for law, and criminal procedure. The remaining eleven units deal with specific legal topics, presenting separate sections on substantive criminal law, the citizen's role in law enforcement, law enforcement by patrol officers, juvenile justice, family law (domestic relations), wills and estates, contract/consumer law, civil law, environmental law, due process, and the legal system. Each lesson begins with a situational description of a legal case from which a number of related activities and case examples evolve. Most units present objectives, lesson content, pre- and post-telecast activities, issues for discussion, correlative literature, related statutes and cases, and vocabulary and related concepts. The use of attorneys and other legal personnel is encouraged as a way of supplementing the lessons with initial introductions or follow-ups. Where appropriate, sample legal forms are presented. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Educational Television Network Columbia.; South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.