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ERIC Number: EJ1073971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1191-162X
Don't Forget about Law: A Case for Law-Related Education in Elementary Social Studies
Cassidy, Wanda
Canadian Social Studies, v39 n1 Fall 2004
In this article I argue that greater attention should be given to the law-related education dimension of social studies education. I posit that a basic understanding of law and its role in society and in our lives is fundamental to the social studies citizenship mandate. Law-related education may be incorporated in elementary social studies in several different ways: highlighting the legal aspect of a topic or theme found in the social studies curriculum; using legal procedures as strategies for addressing social studies topics and promoting critical thinking objectives; using law as a way to integrate social studies with language arts; and modeling and practicing law-related principles through the informal curriculum of school policies and practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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