Let's Talk About Law in Elementary School

January 1, 1998|
Let's Talk About Law in Elementary School by Wanda Cassidy
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Fun, easy ways to teach the law to elementary students.Let’s Talk About Law in Elementary SchoolThe opening chapter discusses why and how law should be taught to elementary-aged children. Chapter 2 traces the development of law-related education in the United States and discusses current trends. In Chapter 3 the authors show how knowing and practicing the skills and processes of law can help children avoid or resolve conflicts. Chapter 4 addresses the powerful effect of the informal curriculum and the need for educators to establish classrooms that model legal and democratic principles. The final six chapters outline different ways for incorporating law education into various subject areas: addressing legal issues through story dramas; using literature to learn law-related concepts; experiencing the processes of law through games and simulations; using law-related issues to address critical thinking in social studies; and exploring the law through forensics in science classes.
Wanda Cassidy, PhD, is an associate professor of education and the director of the Centre for Education, Law and Society at Simon Fraser University. Her research and publications focus on citizenship and human rights education, including legal literacy for youth, ethics of care, marginalized youth, and cyberbullying/cybercivility. In 2...
Title:Let's Talk About Law in Elementary School
Product dimensions:204 pages, 9 X 7.2 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:204 pages, 9 X 7.2 X 0.6 in
Published:January 1, 1998
Publisher:Brush Education
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781550591569

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