ERIC Number: ED424167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Adventures in Law and History. Volume II: Coming to America, Colonial America, and the Revolutionary Era. A Law and Civic Education Curriculum for Upper Elementary Grades with Units on Equal Protection, Due Process, Authority, and Rights and Responsibilities.
Croddy, Marshall; Degelman, Charles; Doggett, Keri; Hayes, Bill
This is volume two 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 four units and 21 lessons in total. In unit 1, "Immigration, Diversity, and Equal Protection," students use the methods of historiography to trace the immigrant origins of five families whose ancestors came to America seeking opportunity and freedom and struggled for equality. In unit 2, "Due Process," students visit a hypothetical New England village of the colonial era and learn essential lessons about due process. In unit 3, "Authority," students explore the concepts of authority by helping a tired king rule his kingdom and view the causes of the American Revolution through the eyes of Bostonians as the colonies moved toward independence. In unit 4, "Rights and Responsibilities," students learn about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship by helping James Madison draft the Bill of Rights and also about the appropriate limits of those rights. As a conclusion, students create their own Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. (EH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Colonial History (United States), Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Law Related Education, Laws, Revolutionary War (United States), Social Studies, State 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.crf-usa.org ($19.95).
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.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bill of Rights