ERIC Number: ED424166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Adventures in Law and History. Volume I: Native Americans, the Spanish Frontier, and the Gold Rush. A Law and Civic Education Curriculum for Upper Elementary Grades with Units on Rules and Laws, Property, and Authority.
Croddy, Marshall; Degelman, Charles; Doggett, Keri; Hayes, Bill
This is volume one of a two-volume civics curriculum on law and effective citizenship for upper-elementary students. The lessons, set in American historical eras, engage students in cooperative-learning activities, role plays, simulations, readers theater, stories, and guided discussions, which introduce and reinforce law-related and civic education concepts and skills. Designed to meet the needs of a multi-centered student population, this curriculum features step-by-step teaching procedures, reproducible worksheet and activity masters, lessons linking the historical and law-related content to the present, and service-learning opportunities. This volume contains 3 units and 18 lessons in total. In unit 1, "Rules and Laws," students visit a Native American Chumash village and discover how rules and laws derived from myth and tradition help the Indians govern tribal life and resolve conflict. In unit 2, "Property," students meet Luisa, a girl living in a pueblo on the California Spanish frontier in the early 19th century. Students explore the concept of property and how law helps resolve conflicts over property. In unit 3, "Authority," students experience a hypothetical mining camp in California's Gold Rush era and discover what life might be like without effective authority. Students also examine executive, legislature, and judiciary roles. (EH)
Descriptors: American Indian History, American Indians, Citizenship Education, Grade 4, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Law Related Education, Laws, Social Studies, State History, United States History
Constitutional Rights Foundation, Publication Orders Department, 601 S. Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90005; tel: 213-487-5590; fax: 213-386-0459; Web site: www.erf.usa.org ($16.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Law-Related Education.
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.