ERIC Number: ED318680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
We the People: Law-Related Lessons on Teaching the Constitution.
Constitutional Rights Foundation, Chicago, IL.
The Unites States Constitution and the Bill of Rights set forth the basic principles of the U.S. democratic constitutional order. It is from these documents that the fundamental political concepts of the United States are derived. The program presented here was developed for junior high school students and is intended to combat the apathy toward law and government often attributed to youth and to generate their support for democratic values. It consists of 15 interactive lessons on the Constitution, designed to fit into the existing curriculum. The activities were devised as exemplary lessons to infuse the study of law and citizenship education into U.S. history and government and make students see the Constitution as a living document. The lessons are intended for use with a resource person from the community to provide realism and positive role models. Each lesson includes specific suggestions for the type of resource person and the activities in which they can participate. The material encourages inquiry and critical thinking. (JB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Class Activities, Curriculum Enrichment, Government (Administrative Body), Human Resources, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, United States History
Constitutional Rights Foundation/Chicago, Suite 1700, 407 South Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60605.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution