ERIC Number: ED339634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Authority. Law in a Free Society Series. Level VI. Second Edition.
Center for Civic Education, Calabasas, CA.
The purpose of this text is to guide high school students to a greater understanding of the subject of authority and a greater ability to deal with issues of authority effectively as they go about their daily lives as citizens in U.S. society. This curriculum guide contains 12 lessons that are organized into four units. Unit 1, What is authority?, includes the following lessons: (1) What is the difference between authority and power without authority? (2) What are some sources of authority? and (3) How can we use authority? Unit 2, How can we evaluate rules and candidates for positions of authority?, contains: (4) How should we choose people for positions of authority? (5) Who would you select for this position of authority? (6) What should be considered in evaluating rules? and (7) How would you create a law? Unit 3, What are the benefits and costs of authority?, presents: (8) What are some consequences of authority? and (9) How do you judge the benefits and costs of authority? Unit 4, What should be the scope and limits of authority?, features: (10) What makes a well-designed position of authority? (11) How would you evaluate this position of authority? and (12) How would you design a position of authority? A concluding activity, What should be the limits on challenging authority?, also is provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civil Liberties, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, Personal Autonomy, Political Power, Power Structure, Social Responsibility, Student Educational Objectives
Center for Civic Education, 5146 Douglas Fir Road, Calabasas, CA 91302 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Civic Education, Calabasas, CA.
Note: For corresponding Teacher's Guide, see SO 021 437. For other items in series, see SO 021 438-441. Sections using blue type may not reproduce distinctly.