ERIC Number: ED339635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Authority. Law in a Free Society Series. Teacher's Guide. Level VI. Second Edition.
Center for Civic Education, Calabasas, CA.
This teacher's curriculum guide is designed to help high school students to gain 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 life as citizens in U.S. society. For each of the 12 lessons, the guide provides an overview, objectives, materials needed, and teaching procedures. An introduction discusses the rationale of the Law in a Free Society program, the organization of the Authority segment of the curriculum, the use of intellectual tools in analyzing issues of authority, program components, and helpful hints for conducting class discussions. The 12 lessons are organized into four units. Unit 1, What is authority? includes: (1) What is the differences 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?, presents: (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?, contains: (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, Student Educational Objectives, Teaching Methods
Center for Civic Education, 5146 Douglas Fir Road, Calabasas, CA 91302 ($12.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Civic Education, Calabasas, CA.