ERIC Number: ED402236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Serving the Community. Lawyers Helping Young People Become Good Citizens. I'm the People--It's about Citizenship and You.
American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
Organized around the theme of community service, this booklet provides teachers and lawyers with classroom materials for elementary grades K-3 (Level A), intermediate grades 4-6 (Level B), middle school grades 6-8 (Level C), and high school grades 9-12 (Level D). In addition, each level contains pages for the lawyer (marked by the scales of justice), the teacher (an apple), and the student (a pencil). The lessons ask students to identify and investigate problems in their community and explore what they might do to alleviate identified problems. Students are asked to examine critically their personal and civic responsibilities. The booklet contains lesson plans, activities, a student community service survey, and an evaluation form for lawyers using the materials. The inside front cover furnishes tips for lawyers preparing classroom presentations. (TSV)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Community Action, Community Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Related Education, Lesson Plans, Problem Solving, Public Service, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Social Problems, Social Studies
American Bar Association/Youth Education for Citizenship, 541 North Fairbanks Court, Chicago, IL 60611-3314 (PC #497-0087, $14; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.