ERIC Number: ED348320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching about the Constitutional Rights of Students. ERIC Digest.
Gottlieb, Stephen S.
This ERIC digest presents a rationale for teaching students about their rights and responsibilities as citizens under the U.S. Constitution. Social studies teachers have a special role in shaping the lives of young citizens and influencing whether students become politically involved adults. Specific constitutional rights such as the right of a criminal suspect to legal representation and the bar on the imposition of cruel and unusual punishment are raised as important subjects for students to understand. Methods of teaching about these rights are suggested. Student rights and responsibilities under the U.S. Constitution also are discussed. (DB)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bill of Rights; United States Constitution