ERIC Number: ED059111
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Federal Textbook on Citizenship. Our Constitution and Government: Lessons on the Constitution and Government of the United States for Use in the Public Schools by Candidates for Citizenship.
Thirty lessons, including 60 illustrations of maps and charts, provide a study framework for candidates preparing for their naturalization examinations as applicants for U. S. citizenship. Representative government is described in terms of group associations, comparing family, community, church, school, city, state, and national organization. The way in which each immigrant becomes a member of our national group after naturalization is pointed out. Advantages and obligations of group membership are taught, emphasizing citizenship responsibility. Evolution of the United States from Colonial beginnings, the founding of a new nation built upon the Constitution with delegation of authority, and growth of the constitution are presented. The organization, objectives, principles, and interrelationship of city, state and federal government are explained. Special features include a list of things to do and questions to discuss at the end of each chapter, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the U.S., and in index arranged in alphabetical order. The textbook is written with consideration for a foreign-born's limited English vocabulary and experiences. Words that are difficult for those just learning the English language are italicized when first used. These words are then arranged in alphabetical order at the end of each chapter and combined in a glossary at the end of the text. Related documents are SO 001 989 and SO 001 990. (JLB)
Descriptors: Citizen Role, Citizenship, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Constitutional History, Democracy, Democratic Values, Government Role, Political Science, Public School Adult Education, Social Studies, Textbooks, Voting
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($2.25)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC.