ERIC Number: ED393783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Drug Question: The Constitution and Public Policy. Teacher's Guide.
Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.; Constitutional Rights Foundation, Chicago, IL.
This teacher's guide complements the student text's presentation of lesson plans on the subject of illegal drug use. The booklet begins with an explanation of the benefits of law-related education (LRE) for democratic education. The guide then outlines suggestions for handling controversy; directing discussion; organizing cooperative and small group learning; infusing simulations and role-playing into the curriculum; and utilizing resource experts in the classroom. Each unit includes specific purposes, objectives, time requirements, resources, and procedures for each of the six lesson plans. Each lesson plan includes readings, discussion questions, and other activities teachers can use to help students understand the problems and legal issues surrounding drug abuse and the government's role in seeking solutions. Units include: (1) "Problems and Proposals"; (2) "Views You Can Use: Assessing Public Opinion"; (3) "The Fourth Amendment and the Exclusionary Rule"; (4) "Drugs and the Courts: Applying the Exclusionary Rule"; (5) "The State Legislative Process: Formalizing Policy through Law"; and (6) "Making Public Policy Work: The Community and the Individual." (LH)
Descriptors: Civics, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Drug Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Illegal Drug Use, Instructional Materials, Law Enforcement, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, Public Policy, Social Problems, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 601 South Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90005.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.; Constitutional Rights Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Fourth Amendment; United States Constitution