ERIC Number: ED388539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Linking Law and Social Studies, Grades 9-12: An Interdisciplinary Approach with Social Studies, Science and Language Arts.
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 courses. The guide begins with a definition of LRE, its objectives and methods, and its place in the general school curriculum. The introductory section 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 cover a broad range of legal issues including the environment, juvenile justice, property rights, rights of Native Americans, international relations, presidential impeachment, voting rights, immigration, crime, and even the future of law in outer space. The lessons encourage interactive and cooperative learning through the methods of brainstorming, hypotheticals and case studies, role playing and simulation, political cartoons, group activities, games, and opinion polls. Each lesson plan specifies the source of the materials, the number of class periods, the need for resource persons, the objectives, and procedures. Most lessons provide student handouts. (JD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Law Related Education, Science 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.