ERIC Number: ED344795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Equality: Constitutional Update. Bar/School Partnership Programs Series.
American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
The second in a special four-part series of law-school partnership handbooks on constitutional themes, this document focuses on equality. "Equality--the Forgotten Word" (J. A. Hughes) discusses what has been considered the U.S. Constitution's one flaw, its failure to abolish slavery, and the remedy to that flaw, the Fourteenth Amendment. The issue of equal protection as it exists today and how it bears on such things as age, gender, welfare rights, and aliens is also examined. "The Dilemmas of Equality" (M. Middleton) examines various court cases that have been significant in the battle against discrimination. James Giese and Barbara Miller provide two lesson plans: "Searching for Equality" (grades 7-12) provides a historical context for looking at current legal questions pertaining to equal rights; "Affirmative Action" (secondary grades) aims to help students understand the role that the federal government can take in clarifying how citizens will approach redressing past discrimination while protecting the rights of individuals whose opportunities may be limited by affirmative action programs. Dale Greenawald also provides two lesson plans including: "Sex Discrimination" (grades 7-12) which focuses on landmark sex discrimination cases in order to identify some of the legal principles concerning this topic. The second lesson, "Discrimination and the Law," (grades 9-12) examines discrimination in a variety of contexts. (JB)
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Citizenship Education, Civil Rights Legislation, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Curriculum Enrichment, Discriminatory Legislation, Equal Protection, Law Related Education, Lesson Plans, Secondary Education, Sex Discrimination, Social Discrimination, Social Studies
American Bar Association, 750 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60611 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Law-Related Education.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Fourteenth Amendment; United States Constitution