ERIC Number: ED102046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies Unit for Multigrades 4-5 or 4-5-6: Rights and Responsibilities in a Free Society.
Nold, G. Paul
This guide outlines a social studies unit on rights and responsibilities for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. A major objective of the unit is to teach children positive and constructive methods for resolving their conflicts within a framework of fairness to all persons concerned. The unit helps students understand why standards, rules, or laws are ncessary and how they have been developed to resolve conflicts that arise between individuals and between the individual and society. The major teaching strategies used are directed discussion, small group discussion, and role playing. The five units outlined are Sarnia: A Study of an Authoritarian and Democratic Government, Liberty Under Law, Freedom of Expression, Equal Protection, and Due Process of Law. Objectives, resource materials, and suggested class activities are provided for each unit. The appendixes include the following: (1) Expanded Use of Unit Material, (2) How to Conduct a Mock Trial, (3) A Visit to the San Diego County Courthouse, (4) A Visit to the City Council, (5) Community Resource People for Classroom Visits, (6) Materials for Teaching the Sarnia Unit, (7) Suggested Reading to Supplement Civic Education Books, and (8) a list of Audio-Visual Materials. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Civics, Class Activities, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Elementary Education, Field Trips, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Justice, Legal Education, Resource Materials, Social Responsibility, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
San Diego City Schools, 4100 Normal St., San Diego, California 92103 (Stock No. 41-S-5880; $1.75 plus 6 percent sales tax from California purchasers; sales limited to three copies per purchaser)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego City Schools, CA.