ERIC Number: ED381475
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Legacy: Linking Educators and the Gifted with Attorneys for Civics: Yes! Challenging Lessons for the Classroom and Beyond.
CRADLE: Center for Research and Development in Law-Related Education, Winston-Salem, NC.
This collection of 17 lessons developed by teachers is intended to assist in teaching civic education to gifted and talented students. Gifted and talented students find the study of the United States Constitution, case law, and the legislative process fascinating. Divided into two sections, one for elementary and middle school and the other for middle and high school, the lessons cover the origins and evolution of the system of government, how and why the legal system operates as it does, and the roles of politicians, lawyers, judges, and citizens in ensuring effective and responsible government. Julie Tunnell, an elementary teacher from Dublin, Ohio, presents a lesson plan based on a search warrant simulation. Students are introduced to the Fourth Amendment, review several hypothetical searches, ask questions of a visiting police officer, engage in a simulation about a stolen calculator, and prepare a search warrant. Vicki L. Chase, a high school teacher from Idaho Falls, Idaho, developed a lesson plan about the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The lesson introduces students to the impact of discrimination prior to the Act, investigates instances of unconstitutional discrimination, and explores how U.S. life has changed since the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The lesson plans in the collection include student handouts, bibliographies, and clearly specified procedures. (JD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Instructional Materials, Law Related Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Center for Research and Development in Law-Related Education, 2714 Henning Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106-4502.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: CRADLE: Center for Research and Development in Law-Related Education, Winston-Salem, NC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Fourth Amendment; United States Constitution