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Update on Law-Related Education, Student Edition, n2 1993

This document presents three articles on law-related education (LRE) written either by or for students. Brent Halling, a senior at Castle High School in Newburgh, Indiana, opens the collection with an article on how due process protects rights. Halling explains the concept of due process and illustrates its reach through the case of Kenneth Donaldson, whom the Supreme Court freed in 1975 from a coerced confinement in a Florida mental hospital. Rima Vesely, a senior at Lane Technical High School in Chicago, calls on students to debate questions raised by four school-related Bill of Rights cases. The cases include a First Amendment debate over the restrictions on gang-related clothing, a Fourth Amendment case involving a search of students' book bags, a Fourteenth Amendment conflict over the right of an HIV sufferer to participate in sport activities, and a civil rights case over equal access for girls and boys to a school's athletic facilities. In a concluding article, Ernest Greene, one of the first students to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, offers a personal account of his frightening experience of breaking through the racial barriers of southern society. While applauding the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education and the Fourteenth Amendment upon which it was based, Green makes it clear that the realization of constitutional rights depends foremost on the courage of citizens. In addition to these articles, the update contains the interactive worksheets related to LRE: "Fill in the Blanks: Create Your Own Great Quotes about Justice"; "Street Scene"; and "Word Search." (JD)

Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Criminal Law, Due Process, High Schools, Justice, Law Related Education, Racial Integration, Social Studies

American Bar Association, Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship, 541 North Fairbanks, Chicago, IL 60611-3314.





Author: Wolowiec, Jack, Ed.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=7464&id=ED375013







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