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Council for the Advancement of Citizenship, Washington, DC. – 1991
Dedicated to discussing the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution, this conference report presents the texts of six speeches. The presentations include: "Return to First Principles: The Philosophical and Historical Roots of the Bill of Rights" (A. E. Dick Howard); "How Do We Deal with First Principles?" (Herbert Atherton);…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Democratic Values
Haskel, Claudia A., Ed.; Otto, Jean H., Ed. – 1991
A collection of essays on the 10 amendments that comprise the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution is presented in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights. The following essays are included: "The First Amendment and the Virtues of an Open Society" (R. Smolla); "The First Amendment as a…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law
Center for Civic Education, Calabasas, CA. – 1991
This curriculum, intended to be used in the upper elementary grades, introduces students to the study of constitutional government in the United States. It is designed to help students understand the most important ideas of the constitutional system and how they were developed. Its intent is to provide students with a knowledge of how the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Constitutional History
Center for Civic Education, Calabasas, CA. – 1990
This teaching guide accompanies a curriculum, intended to be used in the upper elementary grades, that introduces students to the study of constitutional government in the United States. It is designed to help students understand the most important ideas of the constitutional system and how they were developed, and to provide them with a knowledge…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Constitutional History
Center for Civic Education, Calabasas, CA. – 1990
This curriculum, intended to be used in the middle school grades, introduces students to the study of constitutional government in the United States. It is designed to help students understand the most important ideas of the constitutional system and how they were developed and to provide students with a knowledge of how the Constitution came into…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Constitutional History
Center for Civic Education, Calabasas, CA. – 1988
This teaching guide accompanies a curriculum, intended to be used in the middle school grades, that introduces students to the study of constitutional government in the United States. It is designed to help students understand the most important ideas of the constitutional system and how they were developed, and to provide students with a…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Constitutional History
American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship. – 1991
The recommendations put forth in this document were developed at a symposium in which policy and decision makers from education, government, publishing, legal, judicial, and philanthropic organizations gathered to address the following three questions: (1) Is the study of the Constitution and Bill of Rights critical to meeting the nation's…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Curriculum Development
American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship. – 1991
The 17 essays included in this book are designed to provide educators and other interested readers with contemporary perspectives on a broad range of themes and topics concerning the U.S. Constitution. The authors are a distinguished group of historians, political scientists, legal scholars, and jurists. The essays include: "The Achievement…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Elementary Secondary Education
Gottlieb, Stephen S. – 1992
This ERIC digest presents a rationale for teaching students about their rights and responsibilities as citizens under the U.S. Constitution. Social studies teachers have a special role in shaping the lives of young citizens and influencing whether students become politically involved adults. Specific constitutional rights such as the right of a…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civil Liberties
Landis, Mark – 1990
This guide is designed to introduce high school teachers of American history to the most recent scholarship dealing with the origins of the U.S. Constitution. Surveys of recent scholarship on constitutional origins are organized by the following topics: historiography of the Convention, the Anti-federalists, The Federalist Papers, ratification of…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, High Schools, Historiography, History Instruction
American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship. – 1990
A collection of essays designed to provide educators and other interested individuals with contemporary perspectives on the U.S. Constitution and separation of powers is presented. Separation of powers refers to one of the enduring principles of the U.S. constitutional system of government, in which governmental powers are subject to a division of…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Governmental Structure, Law Related Education
Gottlieb, Stephen S. – 1991
Designed to tap the rich collection of instructional techniques in the ERIC database, this compilation of lesson plans focuses on teaching high school students their Constitutional rights and responsibilities. The 40 lesson plans in the book cover the courts and basic rights, the rights of criminal suspects, the rights of minors and education law,…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Class Activities, Constitutional Law, Freedom of Speech
Patrick, John J., Ed. – 1991
The political ideas of John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and other Founders of the United States have been a rich civic legacy for successive generations of citizens. An important means of ensuring that these ideas on constitutional government continue to inspire and guide people in the 21st century lies in…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Educational Resources
McCarthy, Martha – 1987
This document is one of a series of papers by leading scholars presented at the State University of New York's annual program of educational policy seminars. The paper reviews recent judicial attempts to interpret the U.S. Constitution's first amendment's establishment clause in areas that have had a significant impact on educational policy…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Religion
Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. – 1988
This content guide is designed for a seventh-grade geography course and an eighth-grade United States History course. Each course section is divided by the three levels of skills to be developed: basic skills, developmental skills, and extensions. The geography course features economic geography, cultural-regional geography, map skills, and study…
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Course Content, Course Descriptions, Geography Instruction
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