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ERIC Number: ED251376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 265
Abstractor: N/A
What's Law?
Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Cortland, NY.
A guide for secondary school social studies teachers provides materials suitable for a 10-week course on law or individual lessons on specific topics which may be covered in the social studies curriculum. Material is organized according to topics. Topic I, "What Is Law?" contains lessons on defining law, reasons for writing laws, and the relation of values to law. Topic II, "Types of Courts and Cases," contains lessons on types of courts and types of cases. The five lessons in topic III, "The Judicial Process," are on arrest and booking, initial appearance and bail, plea bargaining, trial procedure and mock trial, and sentencing. Topic IV consists of a lesson on law enforcement. Topic V, "Corrections," covers the corrections systems, probation, parole, and problems in the correctional system in separate lessons. "Justice and the Law," topic VI, contains lessons defining justice, considering the application of justice, and examining the role of the U.S. Supreme Court in the justice system. For every lesson, objectives, teacher information, vocabulary, and at least three student activities are provided. A glossary, bibliography, audio-visual list, and community resource list are also included. (LP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Cortland, NY.