Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OK Bar Assn. Recognizes Teachers for Lesson Plans

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OK Bar Assn. Recognizes Teachers for Lesson Plans

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Three high school teachers have been awarded cash prizes by the Oklahoma Bar Association for law-related lesson plans they submitted during a civic education program.

The first-place winner was Jan McClaren of Claremore High School. The second-place winner was Tina Fugate of Stillwater High School and the third place winner was Beth Whipple of Putnam City West High School.

The teachers entered the lesson plans during the 16th annual Programs Advancing Citizenship Education, or Pace, competition sponsored by the OBA.

McClaren received $500 for her lesson plan, Judgment Day, a game designed for students in grades nine through 12. The game is an activity to help students remember major points about the law and understand several U.S. Supreme Court decisions. Players must answer question cards correctly in order to make it around the board to the judge's bench with 12 jury cards that find the player not guilty.

McClaren said the purpose of Judgment Day was to help her students review concepts they have learned throughout the semester. …

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