ERIC Number: ED096553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: N/A
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Officer Vic: Teacher's Resource Book [and K-3 Student Texts].
Aurora (East) Public School District, IL.; Illinois State Law Enforcement Commission, Springfield.; Aurora (West) Public School District 129, IL.
The collection of five booklets presents the Officer Vic program--a program designed to develop an understanding of and appreciation for the law enforcement officer's roles in protecting and aiding the student, his family, and the community. The materials include a teacher's resource book and activity books for grades K-3. The teacher's resource book is in English, but the activity books contain instructions in both English and Spanish. The three-phase program includes an orientation, an instructional period, and a reinforcement lesson. Officer Vic visits the classroom in each stage, with advance preparation and followup discussion performed by the classroom teacher. The teacher's guide outlines the general understanding to be developed and suggests activities and followup to the officer's visits at each grade level. Officer Vic's role is outlined for each visit. A two-page history of the Aurora Police Department is included. The kindergarten, first, and second grade books contain large illustrations with brief captions leading to activities or discussion. The third grade book contains similar illustrations and also includes a story to help children understand why laws are necessary. (Author/AG)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Authoring Institution: Aurora (East) Public School District, IL.; Illinois State Law Enforcement Commission, Springfield.; Aurora (West) Public School District 129, IL.