ERIC Number: ED394858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Equal Protection under Law: Access to Public Education.
Providing legal perspectives on equal protection with a focus on access to public education, this curriculum guide assists lawyers making classroom presentations and teachers at all levels. The elementary school curriculum provides students with a working knowledge of the concept of discrimination. It also introduces the differences between permitted and illegal discrimination. In the secondary school curriculum, students analyze a case study on the rights of children of undocumented aliens. Students are asked to express opinions on the right to a free public education for children of illegal aliens. This issue is used to frame student consideration of the Equal Protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. In addition to lesson plans, the booklet contains activity guides and sheets, a chronology of California immigration policy history, and instructions for a student forum. (LH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Law, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Court Role, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equal Protection, Ethnic Discrimination, Instructional Materials, Law Related Education, Lawyers, Minority Groups, Public Education, Racial Discrimination, Religious Discrimination, Secondary School Curriculum, Sex Discrimination, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
American Bar Association, Youth Education for Citizenship, 541 North Fairbanks Court, Chicago, IL 60611-3314 ($10).
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: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution