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NCJ Number: 92988 Find in a Library
Title: Law in a Changing Society - Sample Curriculum
Corporate Author: Law in a Changing Soc
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 205
Sponsoring Agency: Law in a Changing Soc
Dallas, TX 75204
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This program of law studies should improve the citizenship skills of students (upper elementary, middle, and high school) by providing them with an operational understanding of the law, legal processes, and legal institutions.
Abstract: The goal of the program is achieved through a system of teacher education; social studies teachers are introduced to important legal concepts and provided with classroom materials and strategies for teaching legal topics appropriate for their grade level and subject matter. Three sample units, representative of 30 developed for use in the social studies program for grades 5 through 12. have been selected to illustrate the operation of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights at three different school levels. Each unit has a teacher's lesson plan, specific teacher and student activities, strategies, and questions for teaching the unit. The Handbook of Strategies (included in the appendix) follows the lesson plan. (Author summary modified)
Index Term(s): Course materials; Law-related education; Lesson plans; Public education
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