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Vontz, Thomas S. – 1993
This master's thesis synthesizes literature on the teaching of the United States Constitution, analyzes the Supreme Court case of Westside Community Schools v. Mergens, 1990, and provides lesson plans for teaching the constitutional significance of this case. The thesis argues that because of the poor quality of textbooks and the inadequate…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, History Instruction
Leming, Robert S.; Vontz, Thomas S. – 1998
Intended for use by high school U.S. history and government teachers and students, these scripted trials and related materials are designed to help students develop an understanding about important ideas in the U.S. Constitution. The document focuses on three fundamental issues of the Bill of Rights: search and seizure, freedom of expression, and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law
Drake, Sarah E.; Vontz, Thomas S. – 2001
This digest highlights the Constitutional and statutory foundations of the United States Supreme Court, discusses the changing role of the Supreme Court, and recommends online resources helpful in teaching and learning about the United States Supreme Court. The digest addresses general concerns of delegates at the Constitutional Convention,…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Court Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Related Education
Healy, Langdon T., Ed.; Vontz, Thomas S., Ed. – 1997
This ERIC resource is a guide to the array of law-related education (LRE) resources available to teachers. The annotated bibliography offers resources for essential knowledge of the law, innovative teaching methods, and guides to national LRE programs. Included in this collection are abstracts of LRE documents and journal articles, arranged…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Law