ERIC Number: ED254436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Newspapers and Law-Related Education. Grades 5-9.
Diamond, Sandra; Riekes, Linda
Designed to assist teachers of students in grades 5-7 who wish to use the newspaper as a supplemental tool in law-related education, this guide provides model lessons demonstrating ways in which the daily newspaper can enhance textbook material. Although the guide is based on ongoing law-related education programs in the St. Louis Public Schools, it can easily be adapted to fit most law-related education courses. Articles included in the guide are intended as examples to illustrate the type of article that could be found in any daily newspaper; teachers will want to use current articles from local newspapers with each lesson. The first of two sections illustrates how different parts of the newspaper (e.g., news, features, comics, advertisements, business and finance, sports) can be used in teaching a variety of law-related concepts. Model lessons for each part of the newspaper are presented along with suggestions for developing lessons. Section II provides model lessons for educators in four law-related areas: lawmaking, consumer rights and responsibilities, juvenile problems and law, and the U.S. judicial system. Two model lessons on freedom of the press and a list of law-related textbooks and resources conclude the document. (LH)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Consumer Education, Criminal Law, Delinquency, Due Process, Freedom of Speech, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Laws, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Models, Newspapers
American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, P.O. Box 17407, Dulles International Airport, Washington, DC 20041 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, Washington, DC.; American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, MO.; Saint Louis Globe-Democrat, MO.; Saint Louis Public Schools, MO.