ERIC Number: ED245975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Documents and Symbols of Democracy.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Humanities and Secondary Administration.
A three-part handbook for Virginia K-12 social studies teachers presents methods for introducing students to documents and symbols which reflect the principles and ideals of the American democratic system. Although a portion of the material focuses on resources specific to the state of Virginia, information on national documents and symbols can be used nationwide. The first part contains copies of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom, the Declaration of Independence, and the U.S. Constitution. Also included are a rationale for teaching these documents, and a scope note describing the grade level at which these should be taught. The second part concerns teaching about national and state symbols. Topics covered are the history of the American flag, guidelines for displaying the flag, the salute to the flag, the Pledge of Allegiance, the American's Creed, the Great Seal of the United States, the Virginia state flag, and the Seal of Virginia and other state symbols. The final section contains a copy of the Constitution of Virginia. (LP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Humanities and Secondary Administration.
Identifiers: Declaration of Independence; Flags; United States Constitution; Virginia