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ERIC Number: ED412159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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It's the Law: A Young Person's Guide to Our Legal System. Facilitator's Guide.
This facilitator's guide helps adults present young people a view of the U.S. justice system and to involve them in the idea of the legal process, understanding the rights and responsibilities of participating in their government, laws, and the justice system. The guide also helps them understand the consequences of breaking the law. The 18 chapters include: (1) "What This Book Is About"; (2) "What Is a Law?"; (3) "Justice"; (4) "Control"; (5) "Why Do We Need Laws?"; (6) "Who Makes Our Laws?"; (7) "How Our Laws Are Made"; (8) "Kinds of Laws"; (9) "To Change a Law"; (10) "When People Break the Law"; (11) "Under Arrest!"; (12) "The Right to a Trial"; (13) "What Happens at a Trial"; (14) "Juvenile Justice"; (15) "Challenges"; (16) "The Constitution of the United States"; (17)"Amendments to the Constitution"; and (18) "It's All About You!" An expanded glossary of legal terms and a mock trial script conclude the book. (EH)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Law, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Elementary Secondary Education, Justice, Law Related Education, Political Science, Social Studies, United States History
Volcano Press, Inc., P.O. Box 270, Volcano, CA 95689; telephone: 209-296-3445 ($16.95 each, plus $4.50 postage/handling for first copy and $1 for each additional copy).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Note: Also published in an otherwise identical version for students that does not contain the mock trial script (p. 171-198) and contains a smaller glossary (ISBN-1-884244-01-7).