ERIC Number: ED250264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Design for Life. Abortion. A Student's Lesson Plan [and] A Teacher's Lesson Plan [and] A Lawyer's Lesson Plan.
Howard, Estelle; And Others
One of a series of secondary level teaching units presenting case studies with pro and con analyses of particular legal problems, the document consists of a student's lesson plan, a teacher's lesson plan, and a lawyer's lesson plan for a unit on abortion. The lessons are designed to expose students to the Supreme Court's decision concerning abortion in "Roe versus Wade" and to discuss briefly issues of spousal and parental consent addressed in the subsequent case of "Planned Parenthood of Missouri versus Danforth." Although similar in content, student and teacher lesson plans are presented separately to facilitate independent or small group work by students and to provide background information for teachers. Activities and discussion during a lawyer's visit to the classroom center on hypothetical case studies and actual court cases dealing with abortion issues. Students examine the rights of parties involved in abortion as well as the rights of the government. The teacher's lesson plan includes a glossary, information on court systems, and a simplified view of federal and California court structures. The lawyer's lesson plan provides further discussion of cases, including thought-provoking questions and questions concerning resolution of dispute and other court decisions and issues dealing with abortion. (LH)
Descriptors: Abortions, Case Studies, Conflict Resolution, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Court Litigation, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Government Role, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, Legal Problems, Lesson Plans, Secondary Education, Units of Study
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 1510 Cotner Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025 ($4.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.