ERIC Number: ED354697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook for High School Teachers: Staff Development on the Topic of Constitutional Government.
This handbook was developed out of a series of seminars to provide inservice staff development on teaching about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to high school students with and without special needs. Preliminary information gives background for supervisors of such staff development seminars and lists principles of effective staff development. Instructional materials developed for use with students having special needs are then illustrated. A section on cooperative learning describes this approach to integrating students with and without disabilities. It defines cooperative learning; identifies differences between cooperative and traditional learning groups; presents an agenda of activities for the cooperative learning seminar segment; and explains two activities, one involving cloze techniques for reading comprehension and the other a demonstration of making transparencies from magazine pictures. Objectives and learning activities are presented to help students learn about: (1) legal rights; (2) voting; (3) what is happening in the real political world; and (4) local government. Appendices provide masters for reproduction and a list of seminar participants. (Contains 14 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Classroom Techniques, Cloze Procedure, Constitutional Law, Cooperative Learning, Current Events, High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Local Government, Mainstreaming, Secondary School Teachers, Social Studies, Special Needs Students, Staff Development, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Guides, Transparencies
Arc, 500 E. Border St., Suite 300, Arlington, TX 76010.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arc, Arlington, TX.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bill of Rights