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Knox, Emily – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
Support for intellectual freedom, a concept codified in the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics, is one of the core tenets of modern librarianship. According to the most recent interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights, academic librarians are encouraged to incorporate the principles of intellectual freedom…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, Academic Freedom, Academic Libraries, Ethics
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Sweet, Stephen – Teaching Sociology, 2009
Writers in this journal have presented a number of strategies that sociology teachers can use to facilitate the expression--and serious analysis--of unpopular opinions. This article contributes to this dialog by illustrating the application of a Bill of Rights learning module. In this module, students are expected to create a document that…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Student Attitudes, Democracy, Sociology
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O'Brien, Joseph; Kohlmeier, Jada; Guilfoyle, Casey – Social Studies, 2003
History education lends itself to considering historical problems from the perspective of people of that time and exploring their thinking or "predictions" about the problems' possible effects. Building lessons around the use of prediction-making humanizes history because it allows students to investigate historical events and understand…
Descriptors: Prediction, Primary Sources, History Instruction, United States History
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
Patrick, John J. – 1989
This publication provides a brief introduction to core ideas of constitutional government in the United State as presented in "The Federalist" by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. The first of "The Federalists" papers was written by Hamilton, who joined with Jay and Madison in this series of essays to refute the…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Curriculum Enrichment, Democracy, Democratic Values
Bonderman, Judith; And Others – 1991
This report contends that most U.S. history and government textbooks give only cursory attention to the Second Amendment "...the right of the people to keep and bear arms..." to the U.S. Constitution, and most endorse a particular political view of the amendment, rather than providing the necessary background for an informed political…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Gun Control, History Instruction
American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, Washington, DC. – 1993
This document contains the 1991-92 annual report of the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) Foundation. The group previously was known as the American Newspaper Publishers Association (ANPA) Foundation. Throughout the report, the foundation is referred to as ANPA when referring to past activities, and NAA when referring to the present and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Freedom of Speech
Turner, Mary Jane; and Others – Curriculum Report, 1987
This report addresses the long-term educational responsibility of helping young people become more knowledgeable about the meaning and values of the U.S. Constitution in their personal and civic life. The Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution and the upcoming Bicentennial of the U.S. Bill of Rights in 1991 present the opportunity to refocus…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Course Content, Curriculum Development
Madison, James H. – 1986
The principles, values, and issues of our constitutional heritage that should be emphasized in citizenship education are based on the concepts of liberty and power. The Constitution is not a sacred icon formulated by immortals, but rather a changing and controversial framework guided by a diverse group of practical politicians, sensitive to their…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Constitutional History, Freedom of Speech
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Pahl, Ronald H. – Social Studies, 1991
Examines the origins of the Bill of Rights. Explores the temptation to focus on current problems at the expense of the future. Introduces four articles concerning teaching about the Bill of Rights. (SG)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Current Events, Futures (of Society)
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Bonstingl, John Jay. – Social Studies, 1991
Presents observations gathered from interviews with young citizens of post-Communist Hungary. Reports Hungarians' dissatisfaction with the slow pace of change and discusses their interest in the U.S. Bill of Rights. Emphasizes the need for young Hungarians to devote themselves to nation building. Expresses a wish for liberty for the Hungarian…
Descriptors: Communism, Foreign Countries, Political Attitudes, Political Campaigns
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Croddy, Marshall – Social Studies, 1991
Discusses the history of the Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF). Describes its 1957 origins, its evolution from the Los Angeles Civil Liberties Foundation, and its association with the California State Board of Education. Addresses the group's involvement in the law-related education movement. Explores the CRF's role in marking the…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Educational History
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Patrick, John J. – Social Studies, 1991
Identifies and discusses four keys to improved constitutional rights instruction: (1) systematic emphasis on core ideas and issues; (2) analysis and appraisal of core ideas and issues in primary documents; (3) analysis and appraisal of core ideas and issues in judicial cases; and (4) active learning by inquiring students with the help of…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Classroom Environment, Concept Formation
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Pellow, Randall A. – Social Studies Journal, 1991
Recounts a pilot project in Pennsylvania in which student teachers field-tested Bill of Rights lesson plans and activities for intermediate grade teachers. Describes the project's phases and results, culminating in publication of "Without Them the Bill of Rights Would Be a Bill of Wrongs." Briefly explains the book's 20 lessons. (CH)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Constitutional History, Educational Resources, Elementary School Curriculum
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Lyons, Bruce; Page, John P. – Update on Law-Related Education, 1997
Provides an instructive overview of the responsibilities of the police and the rights of the citizen concerning criminal investigations. Briefly describes the protections afforded by the fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth, and fourteenth amendments. Includes a learning activity involving a legal analysis of situations. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
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