ERIC Number: ED252450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
"Wee Folk" and Citizenship Education: Active Learning Experiences for Primary Children That Promote the Tools of Social Decision-Making.
McGowan, Thomas M.; Godwin, Charles M.
Lessons and learning activities to teach children in the primary grades about citizenship responsibility and social decision making are provided. Active learning is emphasized. Section I contains five lessons, for use in kindergarten and grade 1, that deal with the themes of freedom and responsibility. The activities focus on home life and the classroom. Students select team captains, make up rules, learn about service workers in the school and select tasks appropriate for a classroom helper in their own classroom, learn about sharing and taking turns, and are acquainted with property rights. The five lessons in the second section are intended for students in grades 2 and 3 and deal with rules and civic responsibility. The activities focus on the neighborhood and community. Students study about traffic rules and signs, the reasons for laws, and the responsibility of citizens to improve public property in their community. Teaching methods vary and include guest speakers, field trips, role play, oral presentation, small group work, classroom discussion, and surveys. The guide also contains additional ideas for activities that can be adapted for use in several grades. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Freedom; Rule Learning
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (64th, Washington, DC, November 15-19, 1984). For related document, see SO 016 084. Document is printed on colored paper.