ERIC Number: ED199155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Justice Education Teaching Strategies (JETS): K-6, K.
Nelson, Murry, Ed.
One in a series of K-6 teaching guides, this guide contains classroom activities dealing with citizenship education for use with children in kindergarten. The purpose of the series is to promote and maintain positive student attitudes and behavior and to assist students in understanding their rights and meeting their responsibilities to help insure the safety and welfare of self and others. Most of the units are self-contained. However, some of the activities require the use of publisher available resources. In Unit I, "Understanding Self and Others," children learn about feelings, responsibility, and conflict. Unit II, "Understanding Society," examines rules and authority. Protective strategies is the topic of Unit III, "Understanding Safety and Crime Prevention." Students are involved in many different kinds of activities. Some examples follow. In one activity dealing with feelings, the students examine pictures showing people whose faces show different emotions and discuss how the person feels in each picture. In an activity on responsibility, students make a bulletin board depicting classroom jobs that would be appropriate for students. To learn about conflict, students role play various situations including pushing in line, knocking down blocks, taking away a toy, and scribbling on someone else's work. In the activity on rules, students learn a song about safety rules on the school bus. They then invite a bus driver to come in to discuss major problems and concerns. The guide concludes with a listing of print and nonprint student materials. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Curriculum Services.
Note: For related documents, see SO 013 214-219. Some pages may not reproduce clearly from EDRS due to light print type of italics and some small print throughout original document.