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Patrick, John J. – 1991
This paper assesses efforts undertaken to promote teaching and learning about the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights during the years leading up to and including the bicentennial celebrations of these two documents. The assessment focuses on three specific topics: (1) patterns of content coverage; (2) materials for teachers and students; and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Curriculum Development
Leming, Robert S. – 1996
"We the People...The Citizen and the Constitution" is a national civic education program that aims to help elementary and secondary students understand the history and principles of constitutional government. The program focuses on the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights and fosters civic competence and responsibility among students in…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law
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Update on Law-Related Education, 1996
This document consists of one volume (3 issues) of a serial devoted to law-related education (LRE) that offers background information on a wide range of legal issues with teaching strategies for LRE. The themes for the issues include: (1) character education; (2) conflict resolution; and (3) the 1996 election. Each issue proposes teaching methods…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civil Law, Civil Liberties
Ankeney, Kirk S.; Miller, Mary Winslow; Symcox, Linda; Vigilante, David – 1999
Separating George Washington the man from Washington the legend is difficult for historians and students alike because his fame complicates historical scrutiny. Washington owned slaves and ambitiously sought power, yet he freed his slaves upon his death and he used his power to forge a democratic nation. Throughout this unit students examine…
Descriptors: Presidents of the United States, Primary Sources, Revolutionary War (United States), Secondary Education
Shiman, David A. – 1999
On December 10, 1998, the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The U.S. Constitution possesses many of the political and civil rights articulated in the UDHR. The UDHR, however, goes further than the U.S. Constitution, including many social and economic rights as well. This book…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Civil Liberties, Economic Factors, Elementary Secondary Education
Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN. Freedom Forum First Amendment Center. – 1999
A number of recent studies represent a growing consensus among many religious and educational groups about the constitutional and educational role of religion in the public schools. This pamphlet is designed to build on these agreements and to encourage communities to find common ground when they are divided. The pamphlet presents 15 questions and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Religion, School Culture
Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN. Freedom Forum First Amendment Center. – 1999
This teacher's guide is intended to move beyond the confusion and conflict that has surrounded religion in public schools since the early days of the common school movement. For most of American public school history, extremes have shaped much of the debate. On one end of the spectrum are those who advocate promotion of religion (usually their…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Religion, School Culture
Croddy, Marshall; Degelman, Charles; Hayes, Bill – 1997
This document addresses violence as one of the key challenges facing the democratic and pluralistic republic under the framework of the Constitution and its Bill of Rights. Primary focus is on criminal violence and the factors and behaviors that contribute to violent crime. The text is organized into three chapters: (1) "The Problem of…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Constitutional Law, Crime, Crime Prevention
White, Charles, Ed. – 1998
This planning guide can serve as the basis for innovative Law Day observances all over the United States. The guide offers suggestions for programs for schools and people in the community, as well as creative ways to reach the media. It also presents resources and ideas for conveying how the United States Constitution restrains unlawful arrests,…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Community Involvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities
Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA. – 1998
This lesson presents an overview of the U. S. Constitution's provision of impeachment as the method for removing the president, vice president, federal judges, and other federal officials from office. The lesson outlines and discusses the impeachment process. It also offers historical background on the framing of the Constitution and on Presidents…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Higher Education, Law Related Education, Legal Problems
Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA. – 1998
This lesson presents the historical background of Abraham Lincoln's selection of Andrew Johnson as his running mate in the election of 1864. The lesson considers the climate in the U.S. Congress after President Lincoln's assassination. The details of the impeachment and trial of President Andrew Johnson are given. The lesson presents three…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Higher Education, Law Related Education, Legal Problems
Agency for Instructional Technology, Bloomington, IN. – 1997
This teacher's guide is part of a media package that also includes 5 video dramas, a 2 CD-ROM set, and a set of 30 student resource portfolios. The teacher's guide contains a semester of learning activities; the five video dramas use real-life situations to illustrate and teach civic events; the student resource portfolios have more than 40…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Civics
Nixon, William A. – 1999
In 1800 the U.S. democracy faced a challenge when Republican Thomas Jefferson defeated Federalist President John Adams. The Federalists handed over the reins of power to their hated rivals, setting a precedent that has guided U.S. politics ever since. This precedent established the tradition of the peaceful transfer of power. The bicentennial of…
Descriptors: Democracy, Elections, Elementary Secondary Education, Presidential Campaigns (United States)
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. – 1997
This booklet defines law-related education as an educational program for teaching non-lawyers about law, the legal system, and the fundamental principles and values on which constitutional democracy is based. The program's approach is characterized by relevant curriculum materials, interactive teaching strategies, and extensive use of the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Classroom Techniques, Law Related Education
Dunning, Natilee, Ed. – 1999
Americans are constantly reevaluating their commitment to First Amendment rights and values and rearranging their priorities, asking themselves whether life would be more civil, more orderly, less threatening if the excesses of expression were somehow more subdued. That clear sense of unease permeates this second State of the First Amendment…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Citizenship Education, Civics, Freedom of Speech
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