ERIC Number: ED219188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Citizen Me: An Experiential Curriculum for Citizenship Education. Level: Eight.
The Citizen Me Level Eight 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 first 10 lessons use role playing and large group discussions to gain an understanding of the role of the police, what constitutes crimes (felonies and misdemeanors), the impact of a police record, and the citizen's role in crime prevention. The last five lessons use a hypothetical school setting to illustrate aspects of leadership and how to approach solving a problem at the hypothetical school through community action. Lessons 13 and 14 stress getting the facts together and writing government officials. Lesson 15 reviews the duties and expectations of good citizenship. (BRR)
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; Criminal Justice System
Note: For related documents, see RC 013 473-486.