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Title: Working Together: Lessons in Justice -- Law-Related Lessons for Teaching the U.S. Constitution
Corporate Author: Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago
United States of America
Editor(s): M V Eslinger
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 57
Sponsoring Agency: Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago
Chicago, IL 60605
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago
407 South Dearborn Street
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60605
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Curriculum
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Law-related education (LRE) is designed to teach people about the law and legal institutions by modeling participatory behavior and to give students skills in critical thinking, conflict management, and effective participation, and LRE lessons are presented for teaching elementary students in Illinois public schools about the U.S. Constitution.
Abstract: Ten lessons are presented for the elementary school level that encourage the development of critical thinking and decisionmaking skills and that are designed to prevent juvenile delinquency. Objectives of each lesson are correlated with State goals for learning in Illinois and learning outcomes established for Chicago's public schools. Lesson themes focus on tolerance, government operations, nonviolence, and role models. Lesson plans include information on where each lesson fits appropriately into the study of U.S. history, appropriate classroom visitors and resources to be used with each lesson, and effective teaching strategies (group activities, role playing, jigsaws, surveys, and group research). All lessons are interactive and stress cooperative learning.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Course materials; Curriculum; Educational courses; Elementary school education; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Law-related education; Lesson plans; Public education; Students
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