ERIC Number: ED339637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Justice. Law in a Free Society Series. Level VI. Teacher's Guide. Second Edition.
Center for Civic Education, Calabasas, CA.
This teacher's curriculum guide is designed to help high school teachers guide students to develop a better understanding of difficult issues raised by questions of justice. It is hoped that the ideas, observations, questions, and procedures students learn in the curriculum will help them to make informed decisions about how to promote justice and combat injustice in their own lives and the world around them. For each of the 15 lessons, the guide provides an overview, objectives, materials needed, and teaching procedures. An introduction discusses the rationale for the Law in a Free Society Program, the organization of the Justice Curriculum, the use of intellectual tools in analyzing issues of justice, program components, and helpful hints for conducting class discussions. The 15 lessons are organized into four units. Unit 1, What is Justice, includes (1) Why divide issues of justice into three categories? and (2) How do our nation's founding documents promote justice? Unit 2, What is Distributive Justice?, contains (3) How can intellectual tools be used to analyze issues of distributive justice? (4) A problem of distributive justice: who should get the airline pass? and (5) What other values and interests should be considered when dealing with issues of distributive justice? Unit 3, What is Corrective Justice?, features (6) What is the first intellectual tool useful in making decisions about issues of corrective justice? (7) What other intellectual tools are useful in making decisions about corrective justice? (8) What responses can we make to wrongs and injuries? (9) How would you solve these problems of corrective justice? and (10) What response would you recommend in this case about ethics in government? Unit 4, What is procedural justice?, presents (11) What intellectual tools can help you evaluate issues of procedural justice? (12) What other values and interests should be considered in determining whether procedures are fair? (13) Is procedural justice always important? and (14) How do you balance the goals of procedural justice with other interests of our society? The 15th lesson is a program review, Are there situations which raise issues in all three categories of justice? (DB)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, High Schools, Justice, Law Related Education, Problem Solving, Skill Development, Social Problems, Social Values, Student Educational Objectives, Teaching Methods, Values Education
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.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For corresponding Student Text, see SO 021 438. For other items in series, see SO 021 436-441.