ERIC Number: ED355149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
The Bill of Rights: A Law-Related Curriculum for Primary Students (Teacher's Guide and Student Materials).
This curriculum unit focuses on individual and personal freedoms as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and as interpreted by the courts. In particular, the unit which includes illustrated student materials and a teacher's guide, underscores the idea of fundamental rights as expressed through the concepts of liberty, justice, and equality. Through a story format based in an animal community, the unit provides primary school students with the opportunity to make decisions about important fundamental freedoms. The unit seeks to encourage children to recognize situations that cause conflict, identify fundamental rights, and identify fair treatment. Each lesson includes a set of objectives, teacher instructions, and "Stop and Think" questions, "Think and Act" and "Think and Write" activities, and alternative and supplemental activities. Lessons offer teachers a foundation for experimenting with instructional ideas and taking advantage of special opportunities that arise as students become genuinely involved in thinking about the law. (LBG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Nebraska Committee for the Humanities.
Authoring Institution: Bill of Rights in Nebraska Project.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bill of Rights; United States Constitution