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Schott, James C. – 1991
This booklet is part of a series of units designed to encourage students to take positions on issues of religious freedom. In an introductory section, the document provides background information on the series and on the history of religious freedom in the United States, then explains how students should approach the issues raised in the text. The…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Johnson, Earl, Jr., Ed. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1994
This special theme issue of "Update on Law-Related Education""tells about the past, present, and future of equal legal representation for all in our society." It is dedicated to the history and heroes of legal aid for the poor and the need to further that cause if the United States hopes to achieve equal justice for all. In his…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Law, Criminal Law, Elementary Secondary Education
Maryland State Bar Association, Baltimore. – 1991
This book explains the development and current workings of the American and Maryland judiciaries. An interview with the Honorable Arthur M. Monty Anhalt of the Circuit Court of Prince George's County, a long-time advocate of law education, presents a realistic view of the principles by which jurists operate in their daily effort to impart justice.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional Law, Instructional Materials, Law Related Education
Boles, Wilma – 1986
This curriculum unit focuses on individual and personal freedoms as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and as interpreted by the courts. In particular, the unit which includes illustrated student materials and a teacher's guide, underscores the idea of fundamental rights as expressed through the concepts of liberty, justice, and equality. Through…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Concept Formation, Conflict Resolution, Due Process
Leming, Robert S. – 1992
This document presents "Indiana v. Jamie L. Curtis," a fictional court case stemming from the search by school officials of a student's bookbag. The case is based upon the actual U.S. Supreme Court case of New Jersey v. T.L.O., which involved similar facts. The document includes background materials on the Fourth Amendment to the U.S.…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Law Related Education
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Media Evaluation Services. – 1992
This instructional media advisory list was compiled to support the teaching of U.S. founding documents in North Carolina schools. Many entries in the annotated bibliography focus directly on such works as the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights. Other items that are cited reflect contemporary applications of the…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Constitutional History, Court Litigation, History Instruction
Titus, Dale N. – 1994
This paper highlights trends in values education in public secondary schools, crucial issues in both religious and secular values education, and effective strategies for teaching values in formal and invisible curricula. A review of the history of values education in the public schools is accompanied by relevant research pertaining to the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Codes of Ethics, Ethics, Humanistic Education
Sisemore, Pamela – 1994
This paper proposes that U.S. teachers are mostly uninformed and misinformed about the appropriate place of religion on the school campus and in the classroom. Four critical questions are addressed; (1) What does the U.S. Constitution say about education and/or religion? (2) What are the current court decisions regarding specific religious…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Attitudes, Beliefs, Civil Liberties
Hall, Kermit L., Ed. – 1991
This book of essays connects controversies over rights and liberties today to their historical antecedents while explaining how social, political, and cultural changes have influenced understandings of specific provisions of the Bill of Rights. Written for teachers using a collaborative effort, each essay is accompanied by bibliographic…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law
Wagner, Kenneth A.; And Others – 1988
This document consists of lesson plans for teaching junior high school students about the U.S. Constitution. Lessons are derived from teaching methods that instructors have found useful and appropriate for the actual condition of the ordinary classroom, and account for the characteristics and needs of the early adolescent. The document includes a…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law
Grinde, Donald A., Jr.; Johansen, Bruce E. – 1991
Drawing on the historical record and primary sources, this book portrays how Native American political confederacies of the colonial era operated and how their organization and underlying principles influenced the founding fathers of U.S. political institutions. A complementary theme of this book is the intense debate about Native American…
Descriptors: American Indian History, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Constitutional History
Wolowiec, Jack, Ed. – Update on Law-Related Education, Student Edition, 1993
This document presents three articles on law-related education (LRE) written either by or for students. Brent Halling, a senior at Castle High School in Newburgh, Indiana, opens the collection with an article on how due process protects rights. Halling explains the concept of due process and illustrates its reach through the case of Kenneth…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Criminal Law, Due Process, High Schools
Social Studies Development Center, Bloomington, IN. – 1993
Reinforcing earlier conclusions of the Educational Testing Service, this evaluation highlights the success of the "We the People" program using the "Justice for All" textbook produced by the Center for Civic Education (CCE), the program involves students in a rigorous study of the Constitution and Bill of Rights and supports…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, High Schools
McWhirter, Darien A. – 1994
This textbook on the separation of church and state continues the "Exploring the Constitution Series," which introduces important areas of constitutional law. Intended to serve either as a reference work, a supplement to a standard textbook, or as the textbook for a course, this volume covers the constitutional issues of prayer in public…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional Law, Government (Administrative Body), Instructional Materials
Center for Civic Education, Calabasas, CA. – 1994
This collection of research findings by several organizations quantifies public ignorance of the U.S. Constitution and the success of the "We the People...The Citizen and the Constitution Program" in addressing the problem. Surveys by the American Bar Association, the Hearst Corporation, the National Assessment of Education Progress, the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Law Related Education
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