ERIC Number: ED198894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Your Community: Government, Laws and Courts, Community Services, Transportation.
Information and accompanying exercises in this learning module are provided to reinforce functional reading skills and, at the same time, introduce Columbia College (CA) students to area community services. The module first describes the components of government at the local, state, and federal levels, and provides exercises to help the student differentiate among executive, legislative, and judicial functions. Exercises are then presented requiring the student to utilize a telephone book and a community services directory to locate government agencies in the area, including those that could be called for help in a variety of emergency situations. As a means of familiarizing students with library services, the module presents a series of questions to be answered after a visit to the Columbia College Library related to its hours of service, the information provided in the card catalog, and the locations of various library resources. The remaining exercises in the module ask the student to complete sample questions from the written examination for a California driver's license; accurately read Greyhound Bus timetables; and accurately read a map of western California. Grammar and spelling exercises are provided throughout the module drawing from subject-content texts. Answer keys and a glossary are also presented. (JP)
Descriptors: Bus Transportation, Community Services, Daily Living Skills, Functional Reading, Government (Administrative Body), Government Role, Learning Modules, Library Services, Map Skills, Public Agencies, Spelling, Two Year Colleges
Director of Learning Skills, Columbia College, P.O. Box 1849, Columbia, CA 95310 ($1.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Junior Coll., CA.
Identifiers: Driver Examinations
Note: Part of Columbia College's Survival Skills Series; for other documents in this series see JC 810 224-227. Some Pages may not reproduce clearly.