There is growing interest from teachers at the elementary level in addressing legal topics, concepts and skills with their students. Let’s Talk About Law in Elementary School addresses their need for relevant ideas and materials that can be integrated into the core subjects of social studies, language arts, and science. It also provides information on where to obtain other useful materials for classroom use, as well as law resources to assist them in developing their own classroom materials. The contributors are active in law-related education, either at the public school level, in program administration or at the post-secondary level.
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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 2011 Dr. Cassidy was awarded the prestigious Isidore Starr Award by the American Bar Association for excellence in law-related education.
Ruth Yates recently retired as the coordinator of the Centre for Education, Law and Society in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, where she taught courses and developed curriculum and resources on law-related education for schools.
Wanda Cassidy, PhD, is a faculty member in education at Simon Fraser University specializing in curriculum development, social studies, and law education. She has taught law at the high school level, directed a provincial law-related education program, and was instrumental in developing the Centre for Education, Law and Society at Simon Fraser University, where she serves as director.
Ruth Yates is a researcher and curriculum resource developer. She holds an MA in English and an Med with a focus on law-related education. She is a co-author of Canada’s Legal Environment, editor of A Case for Canada, and is currently editor of The Law in Connection website.
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