ERIC Number: ED255451
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 12.
Alabama Administrative Office of Courts, Montgomery.
Student activity pages, teacher background information, and lesson ideas for teaching about law in social studies classrooms are presented. Lessons in this unit further develop ideas presented in the eighth grade packet and can be used to supplement a course in government. Section I provides suggestions for using community resource persons. Section II provides information and activities for teaching civil law, including a jury duty simulation, a case study, and lessons about small claims courts. Sections III and IV provide information and activities for teaching criminal and juvenile law. A chart of the criminal court process, tips on mock trials, a mock trial simulation, questions and answers about juvenile court, and a chart showing the juvenile court process are included. Section V deals with other legal subjects, including consumer protection and traffic regulation. In the sixth and final section, suggestions for activities to use with the glossary of legal terms, games and puzzles, newspaper stories and cartoons, and case studies are provided. Case studies include "Terry versus Ohio,""Stein versus Kansas,""The Case of Gerald Gault,""Tinker versus Des Moines," and the "Watergate Tapes Controversy." A list of sources of materials for court simulations concludes the document. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alabama Administrative Office of Courts, Montgomery.