ERIC Number: ED339639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Responsibility. Law in a Free Society Series. Level VI. Teacher's Guide. Third Edition.
Center for Civic Education, Calabasas, CA.
This teacher's curriculum guide has been designed to provide high school students with an increased awareness of the importance of responsibility in their own lives and its place in contemporary society, and to encourage their capacity and inclination to deal with issues of responsibility wisely and effectively. Students are asked to examine and make decisions about responsibility in specific situations by learning to apply sets of intellectual tools. The introduction to the teacher's guide discusses the rationale for the Law in a Free Society Program, the organization of the Responsibility Curriculum, the use of intellectual tools in analyzing issues of responsibility, helpful hints for conducting class discussions, and how to encourage cooperative learning. The curriculum is organized into four units comprising a total of 10 lessons. Unit 1 is designed to help students understand the importance of responsibility to society and the individual, the numerous sources from which responsibility arises, and the varied ways in which responsibility is promoted in society. Unit 2 helps students understand that the fulfillment of responsibility usually involves both benefits and costs. Unit 3 is designed to increase students' ability to make informed choices among competing responsibilities, interests, and values, and to evaluate decisions made by others. Unit 4 focuses on a different use of the concept "responsibility"--that of referring to a person or groups that have been (or are) responsible for something that has happened. For each of the 10 included lessons, the teacher's guide contains an overview, objectives, materials needed, and teaching procedures. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Critical Thinking, Democratic Values, Ethical Instruction, High Schools, Law Related Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Skill Development, 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.
Note: For corresponding Student Text, see SO 021 440. For other items in series, see SO 021 436-439.