ERIC Number: ED401179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Conversations with Leaders in the Law. Law Day 1996: The U.S. Constitution, the Original American Dream.
American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Public Education Div.
Designed to extend Law Day's impact, this program gives lawyers, judges, and other community leaders the opportunity to teach important lessons about the United States Constitution and the federal government. It is intended to stimulate opportunities for students to reflect on the country's constitutional heritage and gain appreciation for the value of an informed, active citizenry for a constitutional democracy. Through the Conversations program, prominent legal leaders are brought together with students in grades 6-12. The program encourages lively, informative exchanges between students and those vested to uphold the Constitution and protect the guarantees that the framers intended. The guide includes: a description of the program; tips on selecting conversation leaders; a description of formats for the conversations; tips on successful presentations; ideas on three conversation topics (voting rights, freedom of expression, amending the constitution); resources on the Constitution for several different grade levels; sample letters to get the program going; a sample press release; and a suggested sequence of steps to implement the program. (LH)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Elections, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Related Education, Lawyers, Social Studies, United States History
Law Day Advisory Commission, American Bar Association, 541 N. Fairbanks Court, Chicago, IL 60611-5032.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Public Education Div.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment; United States Constitution