Services: Central source for LRE in Georgia. Provides free teacher workshops on a variety of law-related topics, including the court system and the treatment of juvenile offenders. Schedules the Journey Through Justice tours at the Bar Education Center. Publishes The LRE Circuit newsletter. Updates An Introduction to Law in Georgia textbook and teacher's manual; a free electronic version is in progress.
National Organizations Center for Civic Education
5145 Douglas Fir Rd.
Calabasas, CA 91302-1440
(818) 591-9330 (fax) www.civiced.org
Services: Sponsors a wide variety of civic/citizenship education and LRE programs, including programs focusing on the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights; American political traditions and institutions at the federal, state, and local levels; constitutionalism; civic participation; and the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Offers curriculum materials and professional development opportunities for the We the People and Project Citizen programs.
Services: Creates curriculum materials and conducts training programs that help people understand their rights and responsibilities, think critically, and work cooperatively to solve society's problems. Co-sponsors www.landmarkcases.org, containing activities related to key Supreme Court cases such as the Dred Scott case, Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education.
Services: Sponsors Law Day and Constitution Day. Offers lesson plans and other curriculum materials on a variety of law-related topics, including the Constitution and Bill of Rights, separation of powers and Brown v. Board of Education.
Close Up Foundation
44 Canal Center Plaza
Alexandria, VA 22314-1592
(800) 256-7387 www.closeup.org
Services: Focuses on civic education. Publishes Current Issues, which addresses a variety of public policy debates such as the war in Iraq, immigration, and global warming. Presents educational programs in Washington, D.C. for students in grades 6-12.
National Constitution Center
A variety of lesson plans and other curriculum resources related to the U.S. Constitution. Also look for word find puzzles on the Constitution and Brown v. Board of Education.
Washington State Courts Educational Resources
Lesson plans for all grade levels, including plans on the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, juvenile justice, the court system and separation of powers. Although these plans were designed to be delivered by attorneys and judges, teachers can easily modify them for their own use. The Bill of Rights Institute
Offers three free e-newsletters with lesson plans and classroom activities focused on the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
The National Archives
Lesson plans using documents from the National Archives, including an online version of the U.S. Constitution workshop.
Lesson plans, interactive games, and sample PowerPoint presentations, including curriculum units on the U.S. Constitution and the court system.
Juvenile Justice Information
Council of Juvenile Court Judges of Georgia
Contains copies of the Juvenile Court Judges Benchbook and the Uniform Rules governing proceedings in juvenile court. Also lists contact information for the juvenile court judges in each county.