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Feinstein, Sherry; Wood, Robert W. – 1995
This paper is a chronologically-organized narrative history of law-related education (LRE) in the United States. The paper begins by delineating the differences between LRE and citizenship education and describing the motivations for the creation of LRE programs in the early 1960s. Turning to the analysis of LRE, the paper argues that there have…
Descriptors: Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law
Valentine, Martha; Croddy, Marshall, Ed. – 1988
Designed to help students understand the historical context of the primary and secondary materials by and about the framers of the United States Constitution presented in "Letters of Liberty," this teacher's guide provides directed discussions and activities for evaluating these materials. The guide also is intended to help students gain…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Critical Thinking, Instructional Materials
Bauer, Norman J. – 1995
This paper uses the ideas of William James and John Dewey to buttresses an opposition to any effort to amend the United States Constitution to encourage or compel elementary and secondary school students to recite daily an oral prayer. The first section is a selection of the views of Dewey and James. The second section utilizes these ideas to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Religion, School Prayer, State Church Separation
American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Public Education Div. – 1996
Designed to extend Law Day's impact, this program gives lawyers, judges, and other community leaders the opportunity to teach important lessons about the United States Constitution and the federal government. It is intended to stimulate opportunities for students to reflect on the country's constitutional heritage and gain appreciation for the…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Civics
Update on the Courts, 1996
This serial issue concerns itself with several conflicts between individual rights and allegedly wrongful acts that the Supreme Court has not considered previously. The articles on these topics illuminate the constitutional issues of equal protection, due process, and freedom of expression. Specific issues addressed include: (1) equal educational…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
Georgetown Univ., Washington, DC. Law Center. – 1991
This pamphlet is designed to aid law students as they participate in the "Street Law" seminar that pairs law students and educators in the high school classroom. The clinical program places future lawyers in the classroom to help instruct in areas such as how the law affects daily lives, the meaning of the Constitution, dispute…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Law, Constitutional Law
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary. – 1996
This hearing transcript presents testimony on several House resolutions regarding immigration and citizenship. Two bills propose amending the Immigration and Nationality Act to limit birthright citizenship to persons with citizen or legal resident mothers (HR 705) or to deny such citizenship to children of parents who are not citizens or permanent…
Descriptors: Children, Citizenship, Federal Legislation, Hearings
National Inst. for Citizen Education in the Law, Washington, DC. – 1992
Featuring a mock trial tested in the District of Columbia, the objective of this manual is to help students learn more about the constitutional guarantee of trial by jury. Prepared as five separate lessons, the manual examines one alternative to the jury system--trial by ordeal; traces the development of the guarantee of trial by jury; explores…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Constitutional History
Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity International, Granada Hills, CA. Public Service Center. – 1995
Focusing on current topics germane to law-related education (LRE), this guide features ten LRE lessons. As part of a series of lesson plans compiled by Phi Alpha Delta, this collection presents a lesson plan on current issues for each month of the school year. Intended for high school and middle school with adaptations for elementary school, the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights
Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA. – 1997
In 1791, the United States Constitution was amended, in what became known as the Bill of Rights. The 4 landmark Supreme Court cases highlighted in this 28-minute videotape will help students discover how the actions of one individual can affect the rights of every United States citizen. The video includes stories of how ordinary citizens took…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
Rodriguez, Kenneth – 1995
Focusing on the history and principles of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, the high school text and teacher's guide are intended to be the basis of study for the competitive component of the "We the People... The Citizen and the Constitution" civic education program. The 40 lessons in the text are divided into 6 study units…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Critical Thinking
Keir, Wendi – 1999
Students study U.S. national holidays, symbols, songs, and landmarks to understanding and appreciation the meaning and significance of the nation's ideals of liberty, justice, and equality. Through lessons, discussions, discovery activities, and cooperative group work, students understand how and when various U.S. traditions represent and convey…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Cultural Context, Government (Administrative Body)
Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, Washington, DC. – 1991
This unit examines the responsibilities of being a U.S. citizen. It surveys the need for the participation of all citizens in the governing of the United States. Lessons explain that while the United States Constitution does not require the people of the United States to be good citizens, citizens need to work hard in order to stay free. The unit…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics
Brody, Richard A. – 1994
Based on a 1993 survey of 1,351 high school students from across the United States, this report demonstrates that students in high school civics, government, and U.S. history classes display more "political tolerance" than the average citizen. The study also establishes that students in classes using all or part of the Center for Civic…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights
Hayes, Bill, Ed. – Bill of Rights in Action, 1999
These newsletter volumes deal with topics in U.S. history, world history, and U.S. government relating to the Bill of Rights. The newsletters present background information for classroom reading, in some instances provide a list of topical issues, and offer activities for discussion and writing. Some of the topics considered in the newsletters…
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Government Role, Political Issues, Political Science
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