ERIC Number: ED184916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Words Into Action: A Home and Community Guide to Children's Citizenship Education.
D'Amico, Joseph J.; And Others
This booklet presents information to help parents understand their children's citizenship development and suggests activities which parents can supervise at home or in local communities to enrich their children's citizenship experiences. The booklet explains that three main influences on children's 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 in layman's language 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 27 activities which parents and children can do at home or in their communities. Emphasizing the influences discussed in chapter I, the activities involve elementary and secondary grade children in exploring their interactions and responsibilities as family members, community members, consumers, and members of a multicultural society. Descriptions of the activities include age level, materials needed, skills involved, time required, objectives, and step-by-step directions. Some of the community programs are outlined in more general terms. A concluding section summarizes activities for children to do in school. These are described in depth in a related document SO 012 404. (AV)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Responsibility, Community Involvement, Educational Resources, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Guides, Individual Development, Learning Activities, Parent Participation, Role Models, Social Responsibility, Social Studies, Student Participation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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 012 404.