ERIC Number: ED286772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Pets: A Third/Fourth Grade Law-Related Education Unit. Teaching Students about Responsibility through Pet Ownership.
Sweeney, Marianne; And Others
This unit's purpose is to teach elementary students responsibility toward their pets by examining laws related to owners' responsibilities, medical care, and items which can be purchased for pets. The project, intended to cover 15 class days, provides teaching concepts and resources and presents each lesson in terms of a problem. Lessons include boarding a pet, allowing a pet to have babies, caring for pets, deciding upon legal ownership, and handling legal issues involving pet offenses. A mock trial, which concerns a pet's destruction of a person's property and the act's resultant altercations, is appended. Information concerning preparations for the trial, witnesses' statements, the major arguments of the plaintiff and the defendant, and the bailiff's and judge's roles are included. An outline for a classroom discussion about possible ways this case might have been decided is provided. A calendar, which can be used to plan the unit, is included. (JHP)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Course Content, Elementary Education, Ethical Instruction, Grade 3, Grade 4, Instructional Materials, Law Related Education, Legal Responsibility, Ownership, Pets, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Program Guides, Responsibility, Social Responsibility, Values Education
Oregon Law-Related Education Project, 220 SE 102 Ave., Portland, OR 97216.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Oregon Law-Related Education Project, Portland.