ERIC Number: ED219186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Citizen Me: An Experiential Curriculum for Citizenship Education. Level: Six.
The Citizen Me Level Six guide incorporates the project's goal of providing a curriculum which integrates concepts of basic citizenship education with community involvement through gaining an understanding of rights, liberties, and obligations of citizens, developing an awareness of outcomes identified in crime and drug education, understanding the free enterprise system, and applying values that lead to skill in human relationships and effective citizenship. The guide uses discussions, rank ordering, games (Crime and Punishment Rummy), work and situation sheets, role playing, and various exercises to approach the concepts of sharing feelings, the need for rules, decisions and their effect, people in authority, code of behavior, criminal behavior, friendship and rational decision making, and ideas and consequences. The Story of Willie is used to illustrate various concepts. Using experiential methodology, the guide provides a means of implementing the present social studies requirement that decision making and critical thinking skills be developed within the existing social studies curriculum. (BRR)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Behavior Standards, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Criminal Law, Curriculum Guides, Decision Making Skills, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Grade 6, Peer Influence, Role Playing, Social Responsibility, Social Studies, Units of Study
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; Juvenile Justice System
Note: For related documents, see RC 013 473-487.