ERIC Number: ED388536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Challenging Students with the Law. An Interdisciplinary Curriculum for Gifted and Talented Students at the Upper Elementary and Middle School Levels.
Gold, Julia Ann; And Others
This curriculum guide, suitable for a wide range of students from elementary to high school, offers an interdisciplinary approach to law-related education (LRE) intended to assist teachers with introducing LRE into courses for gifted and talented students and all types of learners. Each lesson identifies how many of the seven intelligences (Howard Gardner, 1993) are utilized in that lesson. The eight units of the curriculum cover the legal issues of the old growth forests, the internment of Japanese Americans, the Salmon Summit, the automobile industry, freedom of speech, search and seizure in Washington state, immigration, and animal rights. The guide begins with a definition of LRE, its objectives and methods, and its place in the general school curriculum. The introductory section also includes a description of the University of Puget Sound School of Law's Institute for Citizen Education in the Law (UPSICEL) and a history of this curriculum project. The lessons encourage interactive and cooperative learning through the methods of brainstorming, hypotheticals and case studies, role playing and simulation, group activities, and opinion polls. Each lesson plan specifies the required number of class periods, the objectives, and procedures. The lesson plans include student handouts such as newspaper articles and worksheets. (JD)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Citizenship Education, Elementary School Students, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Law Related Education, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Social Studies, Talent, Teaching Methods
University of Puget Sound School of Law, Institute for Citizen Education in the Law, 950 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98402-4470.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA. Inst. for Citizen Education in the Law.
Note: For some related reports from this institute, see SO 025 102-105.