ERIC Number: ED271379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
The Jefferson Meeting on the Constitution: The Constitution in the Classroom. A Teacher's Guide to Using the Jefferson Meeting as an Educational Tool.
Jefferson Foundation, Washington, DC.
Since its founding in 1983 The Jefferson Foundation has engaged increasing numbers of Americans in study and discussion of the U.S. Constitution. Through participation in Jefferson Meetings on the Constitution, citizens will come to a fuller understanding of how the Constitution was made, why it designed the national government the way it did, and how it structures political life. The Jefferson Foundation has extended the Jefferson Meeting to schools across the country. This guide reflects the belief that schools and colleges have a key role to play in preparing young Americans for active and informed participation in the political life of the United States. The guide also reflects the idea that teachers and students can organize and carry out effective Jefferson Meetings on the Constitution in the classroom. The guide is divided into four sections. Part 1, Getting Started, gives information needed when planning how to integrate a Jefferson Meeting on the Constitution into a course plan. Part 2 provides a step-by-step guide to the Jefferson Meeting on the Constitution. Part 3 discusses variations of the format of the meeting that will allow use in a number of settings with a variety of participants. Part 4 gives a listing of audio-visual and print resources useful in preparing and carrying out a Jefferson Meeting. The document concludes with a ready-to-mail form useful for informing the Jefferson Foundation about the success in using the materials. (Author/RSL)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Government (Administrative Body), Government Role, Governmental Structure, Higher Education, Legal Education (Professions), Political Science, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States Government (Course)
The Jefferson Foundation, 1529 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Jefferson Foundation, Washington, DC.
Note: For other guides in this series, see SO 017 352-358.