ERIC Number: ED205458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Activities for Teaching State, County, and Municipal Government: A Curriculum Guide for Understanding State, County, and Municipal Government in Oklahoma.
Hopkins, Michael J., Ed.; Wright, Clifford, Ed.
The intent of this curriculum guide is to suggest objectives, teaching methods, and learning activities to aid social studies classroom teachers at the elementary and secondary levels as they incorporate material on state, county, and municipal governments into the curriculum. Although developed for use in Oklahoma public schools, the guide can easily be adapted for use in other areas as well. Major objectives of the guide are to help students learn about their state and local communities, better understand how different levels of government work, understand some of the problems encountered by state and local officials, and come into contact with governmental activities. Material is organized in outline form by topic and by grade level. Major outline headings are Educational Ideas (including objectives and topic) and Activities. Students are involved in a variety of activities (over 200 are suggested), including exploring who makes rules and regulations and electing a class governor (grades K-four); indentifying elected officials in the county and making collages from newspaper articles on county services (grades five through eight); and preparing sample petitions of incorporation and listing sources of revenue available to municipalities in the area where the students live (grades nine through 12). (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Curriculum Improvement Commission, Oklahoma City.; Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City. Curriculum Div.