ERIC Number: ED410129
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
When Justice Is Up to You. Celebrating America's Guarantee of Trial by Jury.
National Inst. for Citizen Education in the Law, Washington, DC.; Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Washington, DC.
Featuring a mock trial tested in the District of Columbia, the objective of this manual is to help students learn more about the constitutional guarantee of trial by jury. Prepared as five separate lessons, the manual examines one alternative to the jury system--trial by ordeal; traces the development of the guarantee of trial by jury; explores the jury selection process; describes and explains the characteristics of a trial and the role of juries; and provides information and materials for a mock trial, Vickers v. Hearst. Each lesson contains objectives, background information for teachers, activities and handouts for students, and an annotated bibliography. Appendices direct those interested in law-related education programs to additional sources of information. (TSV)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Court Role, Due Process, Instructional Materials, Juries, Law Related Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1050 31st Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Citizen Education in the Law, Washington, DC.; Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bill of Rights; United States Constitution