ERIC Number: ED152657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1915
Reference Count: 0
Civic Education in Elementary Schools as Illustrated in Indianapolis. United States Bureau of Education: Bulletin, 1915, No. 17, Whole Number 642.
Dunn, Arthur W.
The program of civic education in Indianapolis elementary schools in the early part of the 20th century is described. Content and teaching methods of community civics are reviewed. Objectives of the program were to help children understand their roles as members of various social groups; to establish habits of order, cooperation, and service; to emphasize the relationship between the individual and society; and to develop political intelligence. Interdisciplinary in nature, the program involved activities and problem solving in grades one through eight in areas of history, geography, and arithmetic. Subject-area outlines by grade level and sample problems illustrate the depth of the program. In order to prepare students to be informed community members, classroom problems covered costs of public services, industrial operations, and home management. In order to prepare students to be responsible and cooperative, extracurricular activities included participation in school administration and community cleanup. Teaching methods emphasized class discussion with participation by all students and delegation of degrees of responsibility in order to foster mature behavior. (AV)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Course Content, Curriculum, Daily Living Skills, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Education, Geography Instruction, History Instruction, Interpersonal Competence, Social Responsibility, Social Studies, Student Projects, Student Responsibility, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to poor reproducibility of original document