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Yoder, Myron E.; Bell, Melissa W. – 2002
For social studies teachers, good social studies requires good reading, writing, and mathematics skills. In addition, the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) administers reading, writing, and mathematics assessments to students at specific grade levels. Through many years of working together with their classes and with the "We the…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Citizenship Education, Critical Reading
Croddy, Marshall; Hayes, Bill; Marty, Carlton; Degelman, Charles – 1995
A series of nine lessons that can be used in any order, this booklet is intended to help teachers and students discuss and analyze the issue of terrorism in the United States. The lessons cover a range of important issues appropriate for social studies classes, and contain readings, discussion questions, and interactive activities. The first…
Descriptors: Brainstorming, Citizen Participation, Civil Law, Community Resources
Monk, Linda R. – 1995
Designed to help make the Bill of Rights a living document, the student text (user's guide) describes the history of each right in the Bill of Rights and explains how the Supreme Court has interpreted those rights throughout history. The units trace the history of the Bill of Rights, describe and analyze the first ten amendments, and explain the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Rights, Constitutional History
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
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
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
Kaplan, Howard, Ed. – 1994
This instructor's guide assists secondary social studies educators in making effective use of the five-part video series, "That Delicate Balance II: Our Bill of Rights." In the tradition of "The Constitution: That Delicate Balance," the series introduces students to the Bill of Rights and the controversies that have arisen over…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Constitutional Law, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
CRADLE: Center for Research and Development in Law-Related Education, Winston-Salem, NC. – 1994
This collection of 17 lessons developed by teachers is intended to assist in teaching civic education to gifted and talented students. Gifted and talented students find the study of the United States Constitution, case law, and the legislative process fascinating. Divided into two sections, one for elementary and middle school and the other for…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Instructional Materials
Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity International, Granada Hills, CA. Public Service Center. – 1997
This series of independent lessons draws from examples of real legal issues and encourages students to refer to Constitutional interpretations and precedent cases to arrive at judgments. The lessons include: (1) "Affirmative Action: How Level is the Playing Field?"; (2) "We Are a Nation of Immigrants"; (3) "Should Elected…
Descriptors: Civics, Civil Law, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law
Chibucos, Pamela E. – 1987
This teacher's guide provides goals and objectives, terms and concepts to know, motivators, student activities, and student worksheets that correspond to the readings presented in a companion student handbook of the same title. One activity requires students to examine the U.S. Constitution and the constitution of their particular state in order…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Responsibility, Court Role, High Schools
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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
Constitutional Rights Foundation, Chicago, IL. – 1994
This teaching guide provides methods for integrating the study of law and citizenship into chronologically based U.S. History courses for elementary students. Correlated with the Illinois State Goals for Learning and the Learning Outcomes of the Chicago Public Schools as well as with national standards projects, the lessons encourage critical…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional Law, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials
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