ERIC Number: ED254437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Newspapers and Law-Related Education. Grades 10-12.
Diamond, Sandra; Riekes, Linda
Designed to assist teachers of students in grades 10-12 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 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 have been developed for each part of the newspaper, as well as suggestions for developing lessons. Section II provides model lessons for educators in five law-related areas: criminal law, consumer law, family law, housing law, and individual rights law. The document concludes with a list of law-related texts and resources. (LH)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Consumer Education, Crime, Criminal Law, Delinquency, Due Process, Freedom of Speech, 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.