ERIC Number: ED059920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Federal Textbook on Citizenship. English and State Government. Home Study Course. Section 3 for the Student.
Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
This home study workbook presents information on the structure and operation of state and local government for naturalization candidates who speak English but who have little or no reading skill. The content is divided into 30 short lessons, with student exercises at the end of each lesson. Simple concepts and terms are used to describe the mandate of state governments, and how the executive, legislative, and judicial branches operate and interrelate. Several lessons are also devoted to an explanation of how county and city governments are organized, and the services they are intended to provide. Taxes are discussed in one lesson on How We Pay for Our Governments. Two chapters take a look at the coordination between the various levels of government, and between the government and citizens. The principles of our government, such as delegated powers, divided authority, checks and balances, are reviewed in a concluding lesson. New vocabulary is noted in each lesson, and at the end of the workbook. (A companion pamphlet, English and State Government for the Helper, should be used in conjunction with this book, since it supplements the problems and worksheets here.) Related documents are SO 001 989 through SO 001 991. (AWW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Citizenship, City Government, Civics, Democracy, Democratic Values, Government Role, Governmental Structure, Home Study, Local Government, Political Science, State Government, Textbooks
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($1.25)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC.