ERIC Number: ED458151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Mock Arbitration--Conflict Resolution in Major League Baseball: Sports and the Law.
Degelman, Charles; Hayes, Bill
This lesson plan uses students' interest in sports to teach good citizenship. With its focus on rules, responsibility, conflict resolution, and teamwork, the unit emphasizes the development of critical thinking, decision-making, and citizenship skills in young people. This lesson plan is part of a series of fully prepared, interactive classroom lesson plans offered by the Sports and the Law program of the Constitutional Rights Foundation. Each lesson includes detailed teacher instructions, background information, and student handouts. This lesson introduces students to alternative dispute resolution methods and pays particular attention to arbitration by focusing on the model for salary arbitration established by Major League Baseball (MLB). Students brainstorm different types of conflict resolution, read and discuss an article on alternative dispute resolution methods, and decide which method would best solve some hypothetical disputes. Students then roleplay team attorneys, players' representatives, and arbitrators in a mock MLB salary arbitration hearing. (BT)
Descriptors: Arbitration, Baseball, Citizenship Education, Conflict Resolution, Intermediate Grades, Law Related Education, Role Playing, Salaries, Secondary Education, Social Responsibility, Social Studies, Thinking Skills
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.