ERIC Number: ED364484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Equal Justice Under Law. Instructor's Guide.
Starr, Isidore; And Others
This document is a teachers' guide to accompany the book "Equal Justice Under Law: The Supreme Court in American Life." Because the book contains a tremendous amount of detail, the guide does not attempt to explicate everything in the text. Instead the guide attempts to provide more detail on one or more of the issues covered in different sections or topics in the book. Included are summaries of key cases, background on the controversies of a particular period, and suggestions as to how other materials in the sections might be taught. The guide is not designed to provide definitive answers to the issues raised by the Supreme Court's history, but to suggest the rich array of cases and controversies dealt with by the Court throughout its history. The guide includes a bibliography, glossary, chapter on case study methods, and a discussion of moot courts. The material in this document has been arranged into topics, organized to follow the sequence of the text. Several topics depart from the basic chronological scheme to explicate subjects such as the idea of constitutionalism, the structure of the judicial system, and milestones in Supreme Court history. Each topic offers one or more methods of instruction designed to encourage informed discourse and active student participation. Each topic contains a lesson highlight section that features a subject and strategy that can be taught separately if necessary. For nonchronological courses the guide suggests highlights in subject matter, issues, and concepts including power, property, liberty, equality, and justice. (DK)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Court Judges, Court Litigation, Court Role, Criminal Law, Equal Protection, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, United States History
American Bar Association, Youth Education for Citizenship, National Law-Related Education Resource Center, 541 North Fairbanks Court, Chicago, IL 60611-3314.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Public Education Div.