ERIC Number: ED395877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Democracy and Rights: One Citizen's Challenge. Guide for the Instructor.
Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.
This teacher's guide is designed to accompany the videotape "Democracy and Right's: One Citizen's Challenge." The videotape takes a case-study approach toward understanding rights. It examines the story of Ernest Green, one of nine black students who helped integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. Green's case illuminates principles of constitutional rights. The goals of the videotape and teacher's guide are to: (1) improve student understanding of what rights are, where they come from, and how they are enforced; (2) examine in-depth one person's struggle to attain the right to a free and equal education; and (3) increase student awareness of their role in maintaining their rights in a democratic society. The guide contains three activities that involve class discussions and small-group work. Student handouts are provided. The active learning approach encourages students to go beyond recognition or knowledge of facts to begin analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating the issues and concepts under study. (LH)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Democratic Values, Demonstrations (Civil), Discriminatory Legislation, Federalism, Law Related Education, Racial Integration, Racial Segregation, United States History
Close Up Publishing, 44 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, VA 22314 (30-minute videotape and this Guide: $50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution