ERIC Number: ED388538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Law-Related Education: Linking Language Arts and Social Studies.
Armancas-Fisher, Margaret; And Others
This curriculum guide offers an interdisciplinary approach to law-related education (LRE) intended to assist teachers with introducing LRE into a variety of social studies and language arts courses. The materials are designed for a secondary school audience, with adaptations included to make the materials work with "average" readers, fundamental readers, and limited English readers. A social studies and a language arts version are presented for each of the four units: criminal law, family law, environmental law, and individual 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 simulations, group activities, opinion polls and journal writing. Each lesson plan includes the number of class periods, the need for resource persons, the objectives, procedures, and new vocabulary. The lessons include student handouts and modifications for limited-English speakers. (JD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Law Related Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies, 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 025 101-105.