ERIC Number: ED219181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Citizen Me: An Experiential Curriculum for Citizenship Education. Level: Three.
Integrating concepts of basic citzenship education with community involvement, this experiential curriculum provides a means for developing decision making and critical thinking skills within the existing third grade social studies curriculum. The 10 lessons cover school rules as personal safety measures, consequences of not knowing rules, rules for everyone, rules as a joint responsibility, personal responsibility for crime prevention, and need for rule enforcers. Lessons aim to: (1) stimulate concern for maintaining personal and other safety, for the responsibility for one's actions, and for preventing injury to self or damage to personal property; (2) create awareness of rule makers as rule obeyers, of the rules a school service worker must follow to meet job expectations, that rules work only when each person meets his responsibility, and that good citizenship includes reporting hazards, crime and appreciation for good services; (3) develop insight into the reasons for rules, the need for rule enforcers to protect the citizen's rights, and good citizenship; and (4) expose students to procedures for reporting hazards, crime and appreciation for good services. Each lesson includes a purpose statement, concepts to be learned, time and materials needed, student objectives, suggested activities; evaluation criteria, and black and white illustrations. (NQA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Governor's Office, Austin. Criminal Justice Div.
Authoring Institution: Harris County Dept. of Education, Houston, TX.
Identifiers: Citizen Me Project TX
Note: For related documents, see RC 013 473-487.