ERIC Number: ED184915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Words Into Action: A Classroom Guide to Children's Citizenship Education.
D'Amico, Joseph J.; And Others
This booklet presents information to help teachers understand three influences on children's citizenship development and offers practical suggestions to enrich their citizenship education experiences. The three influences on citizenship development are role models (people that children imitate); institutional environments (children's physical, social, and emotional environments); and individual development (the way children grow and mature). Chapter I summarizes theory and research on the complexity and purpose of citizenship education; describes an active approach to citizenship education; and explores the significant influences upon children of role models, institutional environments, and individual development. Chapter II describes 36 interdisciplinary activities and programs for elementary and secondary students which can be adapted to a variety of learning situations. Each is based on or incorporates recommendations from Chapter I about the influence of role models, institutional environments, or individual development. For each activity the booklet identifies grade level and subject area, skills involved, materials needed, time required, objectives, and directions. A concluding section summarizes activities for children to do at home or in their community. These are described in depth in a related document (SO 012 405). (AV)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Class Activities, Educational Resources, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Individual Development, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Role Models, Social Influences, Social Responsibility, Social Studies, Student Participation, Teaching Guides
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Note: For a related document, see SO 012 405.