ERIC Number: ED250249
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
The Crime Question: Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens. Instructor's Manual. Major Issues in American Government. Law in Social Studies Series.
Suter, Coral; Croddy, Marshall
Designed for teachers of students in grades 7-12, this social studies infusion unit examines individual rights and responsibilities in the context of the American criminal justice system and explores the balance between individual and group rights achieved at various levels of American government. An introductory chapter outlines the program and describes effective teaching strategies that stimulate active involvement of students: directed discussions; small group activities, brainstorming, simulation, and use of resource experts. Students simulate the federal judiciary making decisions about the rights of the accused, a state assembly attempting legislative solutions to the crime problem, and a local bureaucracy allocating money to fund citizen crime control efforts. An overview, rationale, objectives, preparation requirements, teaching strategies, and discussion questions are provided for each unit. Additional instructions, discussion guides, and answers to questions are interwoven with the complete student text. (LH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Civil Liberties, Court Role, Crime, Criminal Law, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Federal Government, Government Role, Instructional Materials, Juvenile Courts, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Local Government, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Studies, State Government
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 1510 Cotner Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025 ($15.00 for both student edition and instructor's manual; $4.50 for additional student copies; $135.00 for 30 student copies and instructor manual).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.