ERIC Number: ED374025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Working Notes from the National Conference on the Bicentennial of the Bill of Rights.
American Bar Association, Chicago, IL.; CRADLE: Center for Research and Development in Law-Related Education, Winston-Salem, NC.; New York State Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, Albany.; New York State Bar Association, Albany.
This document presents the working papers from a conference that explored ways for students to commemorate the Bicentennial of the Bill of Rights. The conference provided an opportunity for leaders in law-related education and others interested in the Bicentennial to work together to begin exploring, identifying, sharing, and jointly suggesting education projects and materials that might enhance student understanding of the Bill of Rights. The working notes are intended to stimulate discussion among interested individuals and organizations on ways to celebrate the Bicentennial of the Bill of Rights. The objectives of the conference and notes were to encourage the field to develop, refine, and expand ways to enhance the commemoration of the Bill of Rights. The notes explore four areas: (1) bicentennial models for youth participation; (2) bicentennial curriculum resources and needs; (3) bicentennial state and local activities and programs; and (4) bicentennial national programs. The first area included four models for youth participation: (1) youth conferences; (2) contests; (3) multimedia Bill of Rights; and (4) role playing. The second area suggests curriculum frameworks for elementary, middle, and secondary schools, and adults. The third group listed 8 criteria for state and local programs, and 49 suggestions for possible programs. The fourth group generated 50 ideas that could develop into activities, projects, or programs suited to national implementation. Appendices include the conference objectives, conference agenda, and conference participants. (DK)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Rights, Constitutional History, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, State Programs, Student Participation, Student Projects
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL.; CRADLE: Center for Research and Development in Law-Related Education, Winston-Salem, NC.; New York State Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, Albany.; New York State Bar Association, Albany.