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Teaching Materials for Elementary School Students

Teaching Materials for Elementary School Students

Who Are Rules for? ~Law-Related Education for Everyone to Think about~

   Teaching materials for teachers to carry out law-related education for elementary school students.
    Booklets (created in FY 2013) and audiovisual materials (created in FY 2017).
    These teaching materials were created to make it easy for teachers who have been involved in law-related education, as well as those who have experienced hesitation when working with law-related education in the classroom.

  The booklet consists of four subjects based on familiar and specific cases: "preparations for resolving disputes” and "making promises and the significance of keeping them” for 3rd and 4th graders, and “significance of rules in society" and "freedom of expression and privacy in an information society” for 5th and 6th graders. It also contains content that students can review independently.
   In addition, there are practical teaching materials that clearly describe the flow of lessons and points to be considered, such as incorporating lesson plans and worksheets for an actual lesson, and the relationship between each subject and the Course of Study is described so that they can be used in schools.

  The audiovisual materials are animated versions of the booklet contents.
   Each of the animations (“Let’s think about how to stop fights!”, “What is a promise?”, “What is the truth?”, “Kimekime Kingdom”, and “Think before you post!”) are about 15 minutes long.
  They are divided into chapters by scene such as "proposing problems" and "commentary" with the law-related education mascot character "Hourisu-kun", and it is possible not only to copy it in its entirety but also to use it partially depending on the class plan.
 

 Download all booklet teaching materials together here[PDF]

 Links to the audiovisual materials are to the Ministry of Justice’s YouTube channel.

 Please inquire below if you would like to receive the booklets or audiovisual materials (DVD).
   2nd Judicial System Section, Judicial System Division, Judicial System Department, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Justice.
   E-mail : houkyouiku@i.moj.go.jp

Content of teaching materials (for 3rd and 4th graders)

 Subject 1
[Booklet]
Fights between friends and how to stop them
    
 
[PDF] [Audiovisual material] (Approx. 19 mins.)
Let’s think about how to stop fights!
Video without subtitles
 
[Word] Video with subtitles
(Japanese)
[Content]
Students will think about the negotiations between the parties and mediation with a third party, and understand the attitude and preparation needed to resolve disputes through the example of fighting about a borrowed book that was accidently made dirty.
  
 Subject 2
[Booklet]
Making and keeping promises
      
        
 
[PDF] [Audiovisual material] (Approx. 13 mins.)
What is a promise?
Video without subtitles
 
[Word] Video with subtitles
(Japanese)
[Content]
Students will understand the significance of making promises and keeping them through the example of lending and borrowing games.
 

Content of teaching materials (for 5th and 6th graders)

 Subject 3

[Booklet]
Resolving arguments
- Participation of citizens in the judiciary and rule-making -    

 
[PDF] [Audiovisual material] (Approx. 17 mins.)
What is the truth?
Video without subtitles
[Word] Video with subtitles
(Japanese)

 
[Content]
Through the example of fighting about whether or not cleaning was done, students will understand the importance of making a fair judgment based on facts by properly comprehending and evaluating them.
   
 Subject 4
[Booklet]
Freedom of expression and the right to know in an information society
- Receivers and senders of information -        

    
 
[PDF] [Audiovisual material] (Approx. 16 mins.)
Kimekime Kingdom
 
Video without subtitles
Video with subtitles
(Japanese)
[Word]
[Audiovisual material] (Approx. 13 mins.)
Think before you post!

   
Video without subtitles
Video with subtitles
(Japanese)
[Content]
Students will understand the significance of the freedom of expression, the right to know and the right to privacy through examples using social media and the internet.

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