ERIC Number: ED464858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Voice of the People: Representative Government in the United States.
Bliss, Pam, Ed.; Heinz, Ann, Ed.; Kaplan, Howard, Ed.; Landman, James, Ed.
Insights on Law & Society, v2 n1 Fall 2001
This magazine aims to help high school teachers of civics, government, history, law, and law-related education program developers educate students about legal issues. This issue focuses on voting. It contains 11 articles: (1) "The Project of Democracy" (A. Keyssar) demonstrates how the story of the right to vote represents a slow and fitful movement toward universal suffrage and why democracy continues to be a work in progress; (2) "Where Politics, Race, and Law Collide" (J. G. Hebert; J. B. Williams) explores legal challenges redistricting presented following the 2000 census; (3) "Can the Judiciary Be 'Representative?'" (B. A. Perry) explains the sense in which judges can be representative of the people and still aspire to the neutrality expected of them; (4) "Election 2000: Voting Issues and Recommendations" (D. L. Davison) presents questions raised by the 2000 election regarding the voting process; (5) "Voices" (K. Albowicz; M. L. Campbell; C. Jefferson-Jenkins) presents three voter organization members sharing their ideas on why every vote counts; (6) "Students in Action" helps students acquire information and begin to develop skills needed for engaging in public debate about voting rights, representation, and reform; (7) "Learning Gateways" introduces students to the history of U.S. voter registration, practices, and policies; (8) "Supreme Court Roundup" (C. F. Williams) discusses the Court's activity during the current term, including school voucher, affirmative-action, online pornography, and death-penalty cases; (9) "News from Capitol Hill" (A. S. Heinz) looks at how the events of September 11, 2001, altered Capitol Hill's political agenda in diverse debates; (10) "Teaching with the News" (J. Landman) traces the phenomenon of jury nullification to its origins and shows why/how it is still practiced; and (11) "Media Specialist's Corner" (M. Parrini; J. Kittlaus) identifies Web sites for students seeking primary documents related to voter representation. (BT)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Enrichment, Democracy, High Schools, Law Related Education, Social Studies, Voting, Voting Rights
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Public Education Div.