ERIC Number: ED424179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Challenge of Information. Teacher's Guide [and] Student Guide.
Croddy, Marshall; Degelman, Charles; Hayes, Bill
The teacher's guide and a students' guide focus on basic constitutional issues dealing with the media and free press. Students examine case studies, tabloid headlines, and various policy issues relating to information dissemination in society. The guide provides recommended lesson sequences incorporating readings, directed discussions, and interactive activities supported by reproducible student handouts. Instructions for utilizing the Civil Conversation feature are included along with instructions for a final assessment activity involving the Internet. The lessons are divided into five chapters with 18 lessons. Chapters include: (1) "A Free Press"; (2) "A Responsible Press"; (3) "Free Press/Fair Trial"; (4) "The Myth Makers"; and (5) "New Frontiers." Fourteen student handouts accompany the lessons. (EH)
Descriptors: Civil Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Information Dissemination, Information Industry, Information Policy, Law Related Education, Libel and Slander, Mass Media Role, Political Science, Privacy, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 601 South Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90005; Tel: 213-487-5990.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: W. M. Keck Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution