ERIC Number: ED374074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
That Delicate Balance II: Our Bill of Rights. Instructor's Guide.
Kaplan, Howard, Ed.
This instructor's guide assists secondary social studies educators in making effective use of the five-part video series, "That Delicate Balance II: Our Bill of Rights." In the tradition of "The Constitution: That Delicate Balance," the series introduces students to the Bill of Rights and the controversies that have arisen over these rights. Led by moderators using the Socratic method of inquiry, the series features panels of experts engaging in lively debate about the constitutional, ethical, and social issues arising from a number of hypothetical scenarios. The programs enrich secondary civics, government, and history courses that examine the Constitution, Bill of Rights, civil liberties, or contemporary issues. The instructor's guide opens with a summary of the topics of the five units in the series. The unit topics are Roe v. Wade; the First Amendment and hate speech; a rape trial; equality and the individual; and criminal justice, from murder to execution. A section on each unit provides teachers with an overview of the issue presented, background materials that teachers may copy and distribute to their class, and discussion questions based on these materials that students can debate prior to viewing the video. Each section likewise presents discussion questions for the class to debate following the video as well as suggestions for further research, reports, and essays. At the back of the guide, teachers are provided with a convenient list of teaching resources related to the Bill of Rights. (JD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Constitutional Law, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Critical Thinking, Instructional Materials, Law Related Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides
American Bar Association, Youth Education for Citizenship, 541 North Fairbanks Court, Chicago, IL 60611-3314 ($10). The five-part video tape series is available from the Public Broadcasting Service, 1320 Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($350).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: American Historical Association, Washington, DC.; Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.; American Political Science Association, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bill of Rights; United States Constitution