ERIC Number: ED425114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Constitutional Issues with Scripted Trials: Search and Seizure, Freedom of Expression, and the Establishment Clause. Volume 1.
Leming, Robert S.; Vontz, Thomas S.
Intended for use by high school U.S. history and government teachers and students, these scripted trials and related materials are designed to help students develop an understanding about important ideas in the U.S. Constitution. The document focuses on three fundamental issues of the Bill of Rights: search and seizure, freedom of expression, and the establishment clause. These issues help students to examine the civic principles that bind the nation together and to reconcile competing claims about those principles. The scripted trials can take from two to five periods of class time to complete. Each trial is followed by appendices needed to teach the case; key holdings from the actual case or cases upon which the trial was based; and recent and related Supreme Court decisions pertinent to the issues involved in the case. Following an Introduction the book is divided into six chapters. The chapters include: (1) "General Constitutional Principles"; (2) "Search and Seizure"; (3) Freedom of Expression"; (4) "The Establishment Clause"; (5) "Annotated Tables of Supreme Court Cases"; and (6) "Annotated Bibliography of ERIC Resources." The volume concludes with an appendix containing a glossary of terms. (JEH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, High Schools, Law Related Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, United States Government (Course), United States History
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bill of Rights; United States Constitution