ERIC Number: ED260984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
To Promote the General Welfare: The Purpose of Law. Law in Social Studies Series. Instructor's Manual.
Suter, Coral; Croddy, Marshall
This teacher's guide is part of a curriculum designed for infusion into secondary U.S. history courses to help students explore purposes of American law. In the curriculum students study about legal decision making during the American colonial period, explore methods our legal system uses to establish facts, learn that individual liberty is a primary purpose of the U.S. Constitution, study laws aimed at abolishing child labor in America, and examine the nature, purpose, and consequences of Prohibition. Step-by-step procedures for teaching each of the curriculum's five units are provided in the guide. For each unit an overview is provided and purpose and objectives are outlined. Specific teaching methods and learning activities are suggested. Discussion questions and possible student answers are included. The entire student booklet is duplicated in the guide. Teaching methods used include directed classroom discussions, small group activities, brainstorming, simulations and role-playing, and resource speakers. (RM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Child Labor, Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Decision Making, Fused Curriculum, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Laws, Legal Education, Patriotism, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History, Units of Study
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 601 S. Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90005 ($15.00; 30 student editions plus free instructor's manual, $135.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.