ERIC Number: ED199156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Justice Education Teaching Strategies (JETS): K-6, 1.
Nelson, Murry, Ed.
One in a series of K-6 guides, this teaching guide contains classroom activities dealing with citizenship education for use with children in first grade. 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. There are three units of study. Most of the units are self-contained. However, some of the activities do require the use of publisher available resources. In Unit I, "Understanding Self and Others," students learn about feelings, responsibility, and conflict. Unit II, "Understanding Society," examines rules and authority. Protective strategies is the topic studied in 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, students listen to and discuss a story about how being laughed at hurts. In another activity on feelings, each student is asked to compile a brief list of those qualities which the child feels are his best characteristics. The class then plays charades in which students act out good attributes which classmates have discussed. Viewers try to guess what classmate this characteristic belongs to. When learning about responsibility, the students are required to write on a "Home Responsibility Chart" tasks for which they are responsible in their homes. Parents are asked to check tasks as the child completes them. In the unit on conflict, students role play many situations using puppets. The rules unit involves students in many activities including previewing and discussing a filmstrip, learning the song "Sing a Song of Safety" and playing the "Beanbag Traffic Light" game. 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 a list of related documents, see SO 013 213. Some pages may not reproduce clearly from EDRS due to light print type of italics and some small print throughout the original document.