WELCOME TO THE LFEI & LRE WEBSITE
Our hope is to make this site a favorite for the latest in civic and law-related education materials and programs. Our pledge is to provide pre-service and kindergarten through high school teachers updates on quality professional development opportunities, information on available curriculum, and teaching resources such as the "Lesson Plan of the Month" feature. Additionally, teachers and students alike will be able to access fun, interactive web games built around key civic knowledge and skills.
STATE BAR OF TEXAS PROJECT
Civics education fosters engaged citizens who understand our democracy and the liberties the rule of law protects. Making sure our students receive a foundation in civics is essential to producing the next generation of responsible citizens. By using technology in creative ways, teachers can find new ways to connect with students.
As part of 2011-12 State Bar President Bob Black’s public education initiative, LRE has developed the online resource, Oyez, Oyez, Oh Yay! Civics Resources for Texas Students and Teachers, an interactive web-based project to assist Texas teachers and students in preparing for new Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards in social studies. Oyez, Oyez, Oh Yay! focuses on the landmark court decisions middle and high school students must know to be successful. The website includes summaries of the required court cases [PDF version available for download], including discussion of the court’s decision, as well as links to other case resources, videos, and curriculum materials and strategies for teachers.