ERIC Number: ED344796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Justice: Constitutional Update. Bar/School Partnership Programs Series.
American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
The third in this special series on constitutional themes, this document focuses on justice. "Due Process: What Is It?" (P. McGuire) examines the concept of due process as provided in the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments and provides lesson plans for a five-day unit on that topic. "Making Government Fair" (G. Galland) explains how due process helps keep government accountable. A lesson plan for grades K-6, "Making Wrongs Right" (D. Greenawald), helps primary students analyze situations where a wrong has occurred and offer recommendations for corrective justice. "What is Procedural Justice?" contains lesson plans for middle and secondary school students adapted from "Law in a Free Society" curriculum units. They are concerned with the fairness of procedures used to gather information and make decisions. "Justice: Developing Reasonable School Policies" (K. A. Sprang) is a lesson plan for secondary students that focuses on the problem of drug and alcohol abuse and proposed drug-testing policies as related to schools. A sample policy requiring random drug testing for athletes is included. "Right to Counsel" (A. L. Lockwood; D. E. Harris) is a lesson plan for grades 9-12 that should help students explore the role of lawyers in helping assure due process and the ethical dilemmas faced by lawyers. "Searches without Warrants" (S. Jenkins), a lesson plan for grades 9-12, explores the questions "What is a reasonable search?" and "Can a search without a warrant ever be reasonable?" (JB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Citizenship Education, Civil Rights, Curriculum Enrichment, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Protection, Federal Government, Justice, Law Related Education, Lawyers, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, School Policy, Search and Seizure, Social Studies, Student Rights
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: Fifth Amendment; Fourteenth Amendment; United States Constitution