ERIC Number: ED398512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Going to Court: An Activity Book for Children.
Virginia State Dept. of Criminal Justice Services, Richmond.
Being a witness in a court of law is not a common experience for most adults, let alone for children. And though both adults and children are likely to become nervous in a courtroom, their concerns can be vastly different. An adult may worry whether or not the child can describe things clearly, while the child may wonder whether or not he or she will have to go to the bathroom while testifying. This activity and coloring book for children describes what happens in a courtroom by using simple pictures and easy to understand descriptions. The book pictures what the courtroom may look like, offers descriptions of some of the people the child is likely to encounter in court, and gives some brief explanations of the different roles people have in the courtroom. Six rules for witnesses are provided, along with ways that adults can help the child through this experience. Also included are several activities for the child, such as a crossword puzzle, a word search, connect the dots, and a match game. (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Criminal Justice Services, Richmond.