ERIC Number: ED393782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Respect Me, Respect Yourself: Student Workbook [and] Teacher's Guide. First Edition.
Jones, Lonzena B.; And Others
This student workbook and teacher's guide are designed to teach elementary school students about peaceful conflict resolution based on the premise that one of the inalienable rights to which individuals are entitled is the right to respect themselves and others. There are six lessons that teach mediation and alternative dispute resolutions. Each lesson includes a description, objectives, materials needed, key concepts/vocabulary, steps to implement the lesson, and suggested activities. The lessons allow for the utilization of individualized, whole group, and small group instruction. The six lessons examine: (1) successful mediation; (2) the United States Constitution; (3) freedom of speech; (4) freedom of the press; (5) resolving conflicts within oneself and with others; and (6) children's rights. The student workbook provides students with a brief summary of the United States Constitution and all 27 amendments in simple English and the skills necessary for successful mediation. The conflict situations that are presented are intended to give students a better understanding of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Lessons infuse activities for social studies, writing, reading, drama, art, speech, and literature classes. The teacher's guide includes opportunities for parent involvement and the appendix includes guidelines for establishing a school-based peer mediation program and innovative activities to prepare early learners to practice non-violent techniques for conflict resolution. The student workbook concludes with a vocabulary list. (LH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Conflict Resolution, Constitutional Law, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, Peace, Social Studies, Violence
Phi Alpha Delta Public Service Center, 1511 K St., N.W., Suite 611, Washington, DC 20005.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bill of Rights; United States Constitution