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Lutheran Social Mission Society, Philadelphia, PA. Lutheran Settlement House. – 1994
General Educational Development (GED), pre-GED, and adult basic education students and teachers in Lutheran Settlement House Women's Program GED classes participated in the production of two magazines focusing on women's and community issues. The process included the following: surveying GED classes to determine which current issues were of…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Periodicals, School Publications
Duker, Laurie, Ed. – 1994
Whether or not a suicide attempt results in death depends in large part on the method chosen. If a teenager attempts suicide with a gun, his or her death is nearly guaranteed. This brief fact sheet presents data on firearms and suicide, the third leading cause of death for adolescents and young adults in the United States. Any number of societal…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Death, Gun Control, Guns
Duker, Laurie – 1992
In an effort to reduce the current epidemic of gun violence among children and adolescents in the United States, this fact sheet presents various approaches to reducing access to and interest in carrying firearms. Suggested approaches to reducing access include: (1) urging parents to turn in their guns to police; (2) repealing anti-gun control…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Adolescents, Children, Family Violence
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
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
Who's Who among American High School Students, Northbrook, IL. – 1991
This study surveyed high school students (N=1,879) who were student leaders or high achievers in the spring of 1991 for the purpose of determining their attitudes. Students were members of the junior or senior high school class during the 1990-91 academic year and were selected for recognition by their principals or guidance counselors, other…
Descriptors: High Achievement, High School Seniors, High School Students, High Schools
Institute of Life Insurance, New York, NY. – 1975
The findings of this national survey of public attitudes are the second in a series of reports reflecting important trends in American society. The survey is one of a number made on behalf of the life insurance business by the Institute of Life Insurance. Data for the survey were collected in personal interviews with 1,500 to 3,000 adults.…
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Family Life, Futures (of Society), National Surveys
Park, J. Charles – 1977
Ultra-conservatives calling themselves the "new right" have made recent gains because of grass-roots interest in issues such as blocking gun control legislation, stopping the Equal Rights Amendment, lowering taxes, and promoting religious fundamentalism. These gains raise serious questions about the future of American education. If a…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Political Attitudes, Public Support, School Support
Huber, Robert B. – 1976
The goal of this booklet is to assist debaters in developing problem-solving skills as represented in the 1976-77 debate topic: How can the criminal justice system in the United States best be improved? The sections of this document focus on the need for criminal justice reform; procedural steps in the criminal justice system; discussing or…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Criminal Law, Debate, Justice
Turner Educational Services, Inc., Newtown, PA. – 2000
These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of May 2000, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: U.S. Government files a proposal to split up Microsoft, terrorism source…
Descriptors: Cable Television, Class Activities, Current Events, Discussion
Turner Educational Services, Inc., Newtown, PA. – 2000
These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of October 2000, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Top stories include: Chinese authorities detain Falun Gong protesters on Tiananmen Square…
Descriptors: Cable Television, Class Activities, Current Events, Discussion
Ward, Jill M. – 1999
Asserting that escalating violence against and by children and adolescents is the manifestation of a range of serious and long neglected problems, this report examines the contribution of deadly firearms to the prevalence of violence in American communities, presents statistics on national trends, and describes state actions. Following an…
Descriptors: Accidents, Age Differences, Children, Comparative Analysis
Miller, Robert K. – 1995
Reflecting the belief that learning is best fostered by encouraging students to read, reflect, and write about serious issues, this book is designed to help students argue on behalf of their beliefs so that other people will take them seriously. The 85 readings gathered in the book (60 of which are new to the fourth edition) give students adequate…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Anthologies, Freedom of Speech, Gun Control
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. – 1989
Law enforcement officials, experts in public health, criminologists, educators, and youth offered testimony intended to help Congress understand the scope of the threat of guns and firearm violence to young people and the strains of the firearm problem on public and community services. A fact sheet points out that: (1) increasing numbers of youth…
Descriptors: Accidents, Community Problems, Crime, Federal Government
Post, Jory – 1991
This module presents a curriculum on violence prevention for middle school students. It begins with a discussion of what violence is. The second lesson helps students to examine the portrayal of violence in various media. In the third lesson, students examine their own anger and their own tendencies toward violence. The fourth lesson examines the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Conflict Resolution, Intermediate Grades, Junior High School Students
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