ERIC Number: ED178404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
English and the State Government. Section 3 for the Helper. Federal Textbook on Citizenship-Home Study Course. Revised Edition.
Immigration and Naturalization Service (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
The federal home study citizenship book presents 20 lessons and nine examinations to aid persons helping naturalization candidates learn about state governments. The materials have been developed for people who speak English but who have little or no skill in reading. Intended predominantly as an aid to students studying citizenship on a correspondence basis, the materials can also be useful in a classroom situation. The book begins with an explanation to teachers (also called helpers) of objectives, design, activities, and components on the "English and State Government" course. In the next section are presented 20 lessons on topics including the importance of state governments, lawmaking in states, the role of state governors, the judicial branch of state government, county and city governments, and how state governments are financed. Each lesson includes discussion questions and suggested answers, background information, vocabulary, and activities. Activities involve students in completing sentences, defining vocabulary terms, oral reading, completing work sheets, compiling lists, and memorizing facts related to each topic. The final section presents examinations which direct students to circle proper answers, fill in blanks, match correct responses, underline appropriate endings to partially completed phrases, and to provide yes and no responses to questions. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizenship, City Government, Civics, Democracy, English Instruction, Government Role, Guides, Home Study, Literacy Education, State Government, Textbooks
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($1.10)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Immigration and Naturalization Service (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.