ERIC Number: ED375045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Teaching for Tomorrow: Integrating LRE and the Social Studies. Bar/School Partnership Programs.
Wolowiec, Jack, Ed.
This collection of four short articles presents teaching strategies to enrich the social studies curriculum and promote students' sense of citizenship. Diana Hess outlines how cooperative learning stimulates the skills necessary for effective participation in a democratic society. By taking an active role in their own education and respecting the contributions of others, students begin to learn how to work together for the common good. The second article, by Charlotte Anderson, reflects on the need to rethink the context of citizenship in the global context. Anderson shows how, through global education, students learn that institutions such as the law can be used to help people cope with the immense social and environmental problems of the current age. Ronald Banaszak explains how studying the decision-making processes in economics can help students understand the analytical thinking required of responsible citizens. In the concluding article, David Naylor discusses the importance of teaching students about the heritage of liberty, equality, and justice and how these values are protected by the rule of law. Naylor suggests ways to convince students that history and the law are not abstract concepts, but how "real people face real situations." The articles illustrate how each of these areas of the social studies curriculum -- global education, economics, and history -- are intertwined with legal issues. (JD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cooperative Learning, Economics Education, Global Approach, History Instruction, Law Related Education, Partnerships in Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
American Bar Association, Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship, 541 North Fairbanks, Chicago, IL 60611-3314.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Law-Related Education.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.