ERIC Number: ED051019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The Constitution of the United States (Adapted). For Use in EMR Classes.
Miller, Louise A.
This special instructional handbook presents a unit of study on the United States Constitution for educable mentally retarded students at the secondary level. The adapted material explains the structure of the national government, and is designed to promote citizenship and patriotic values. Preliminary information includes a glossary of new words, an historical summary on the writing of the constitution, and an explanation of how the constitution is put together. An interpretation of the Preamble is given and each of the seven Articles is explained. The main emphasis is on the workings of the branches of government. Rewritten information focuses on the first three Articles: 1) Legislative Branch: Congressional membership and procedures; 2) Executive Branch: Activities of the President, Vice-President, Cabinet members, federal departments; and, 3) Judicial Branch: judges, Supreme Court system, other federal courts. Also included is a section on amendment procedures. Each of the 25 constitutional amendments is presented in rewritten form with additional explanation. The appendix explains a dictionary and its use and lists important new and review words for each unit. (Author/JSB)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Civics, Constitutional History, Curriculum Guides, Democracy, Democratic Values, Instructional Materials, Mild Mental Retardation, Political Science, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States Government (Course), United States History, Units of Study, Values Education
Saint Louis Public Schools, 911 Locust Street, Saint Louis, Missouri
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Public Schools, MO.