ERIC Number: ED255445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Law: The Language of Liberty. Supplemental Materials for Alabama Social Studies Teachers. Grade 4.
Alabama Administrative Office of Courts, Montgomery.
Student activity pages, teacher background information, and lesson ideas for teaching about the law in social studies classrooms are provided in this supplementary packet. An introductory section provides a rationale for the unit, a guide to bringing law-related resource persons into the classroom, a teacher checklist for helping resource persons plan classroom visits, and a list of items to consider when planning field trips. Separate sections focus on rules and legal responsibility, rules in the community, the court system, civil and criminal law, Indian laws and customs, the Alabama Supreme Court, and the Alabama judicial system. Although the final sections are intended to teach about the legal system in Alabama, these sections can be adapted for use in other states. Each lesson includes an objective, step-by-step procedures, and reproducible student handouts. Activities include conducting student self-evaluations, recognizing and creating community signs, going on a field trip to a local courthouse, identifying roles of people in the courtroom, reading handouts on Indian law, and completing crossword puzzles and word-finds using legal terms. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alabama Administrative Office of Courts, Montgomery.