ERIC Number: ED364483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
A More Perfect Union: An Introduction to Law-Related Education. Presenter's Guide.
American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
This document is a guide to be used when presenting the videotape, "A More Perfect Union," to diverse audiences, including school boards, bar associations, police departments, teachers' workshops, civic associations, or other groups. The videotape was produced to introduce law related education (LRE) to educators, law professionals, and members of the community who are interested in learning about this area of civic education. The videotape shows how schools throughout the country teach concepts of law and citizenship to students at all grade levels. Through a variety of active learning techniques, law related education stimulates critical thinking in young people about their future role and responsibility as participating citizens in a constitutional democracy. This guide for those presenting the videotape is divided into two parts. Part 1 prepares the presenter to make a knowledgeable and effective presentation. "Scenes from the Videotape" provides background in the order in which the scenes appear. Contact organizations for gathering more information are listed at the end of some scene descriptions. Part 2 provides resource information that can be duplicated and distributed to appropriate audiences. Sections are included on why law related education is important for teachers, administrators, attorneys, the courts, and law enforcement. In addition, the pre-viewing and post-viewing discussion guides may be useful handouts. A list of leaders in law related education also is included. (DK)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Community Role, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, Mass Instruction, Program Descriptions, Programs, Videotape Recordings
National Law Related Education Resource Center, American Bar Association, 541 N. Fairbanks Court, Chicago, IL 60611-3314 (videotape also available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.