A new interdisciplinary curriculum designed by EDC will give California’s high school students first-hand knowledge of jobs in law and justice.
As they participate in activities such as mock trials and investigations of simulated crime scenes, students will develop knowledge and skills to prepare them for post-secondary education and careers in law and law enforcement. EDC will also create a professional development program for teachers that includes intensive workshops and online support.
“We hope to not only build student interest and increase achievement, but also to create community, industry, and university connections to high school classrooms to support that interest,” says EDC’s Ilene Kantrov.
This project is conducted in collaboration with ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career and funded by The James Irvine Foundation. The curriculum will be available at no cost through the ConnectEd website.
Originally published on July 13, 2009