ERIC Number: ED342692
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Using the Newspaper To Teach about the Constitution.
Morse, Julie C.
Designed to make the U.S. Constitution come alive for students, this guide uses real-life examples taken from the daily newspaper to illustrate the document's day-to-day applications. Activities are presented to familiarize students with the Constitution's content as well as with its continuing impact on U.S. life. Newspaper-related activities are divided for use in elementary, middle, and high school grades. Each section includes one full lesson and a class handout, plus a list of additional activities. Students need a copy of the U.S. Constitution and access to newspapers to complete most exercises. Teachers using this guide may need to prepare some background classroom discussion on the Constitution and Bill of Rights before introducing the materials. The guide has been created as a model for teachers to follow in creating their own newspaper-related activities on the Constitution and other law-related issues. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, Newspapers, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, United States History
American Newspaper Publishers Foundation, The Newspaper Center, Box 17407, Dulles Airport, Washington, DC 20041 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution