ERIC Number: ED465654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Democracy and Diversity: Celebrate Your Freedom. Law Day 2000 Planning Guide.
White, Charles, Ed.
Every year on May 1st, Law Day celebrates this country's freedoms and the role of law in protecting and preserving them. Noting that 2000 is the first year of a new millennium, this guide urges planners all over the country to pay special attention to the role of citizens in a diverse democracy. Since the year 2000 is also an election year, the guide suggests using the occasion of Law Day to help the public understand: (1) how law protects the individual's right to vote; and (2) how it is the responsibility of citizens to use that right. The guide states that Law Day planners should involve school and community groups in all aspects of planning and emphasizes increasing outreach efforts. Following some explanatory material about Law Day, the planning guide is divided into three sections: (1) "Program Ideas" (How To Plan Your Program; How To Reach Out to Students; How To Reach the Community; How To Reach the Media); (2) "Law Day Awards Programs"; and (3) "Law Day Resource Catalog." The guide suggests strategies for teaching about democracy and diversity, listing strategies which are appropriate for grades K-3, grades 4-6, grades 7-9, and grades 10-12. (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Differences, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Law Related Education, Planning, Social Studies, Voting Rights
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Public Education Div.