ERIC Number: ED411168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Legacy: Challenging Lessons in Civics and Citizenship.
Hardin, Julia P., Ed.
This is a collection of lesson plans on civic education designed for all levels of gifted students and written by teachers from across the U.S. The 25 teachers submitting lessons to the compilation are a part of the LEGACY (Linking Educators and the Gifted with Attorneys for Civics: Yes!) project. The lessons involve students in the study of the origins and evolution of the U.S. system of government, how and why the legal system operates as it does, and the roles of politicians, lawyers, judges, and citizens in ensuring effective and responsible government. Topics range from specific constitutional issues such as search and seizure, equal protection, and due process to more general lessons on human rights, comparative law, and literature and the law. Lessons generally include a brief overview, objectives, materials needed, instructional activities, and suggestions for evaluation. The document also contains brief descriptions of national law-related education (LRE) programs that can serve as points of reference for those interested in LRE programs. (TSV)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Instructional Materials, Law Related Education, Laws, Resources, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Guides
Center for Research and Development and Law-Related Education, 2714 Henning Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106; telephone: 800-437-1054.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CRADLE: Center for Research and Development in Law-Related Education, Winston-Salem, NC.; Wake Forest Univ., Winston-Salem, NC. School of Law.; Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International, Washington, DC.
Note: Some pages contain light, broken type.