ERIC Number: ED199157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Justice Education Teaching Strategies (JETS): K-6, 2.
Nelson, Murry, Ed.
This teaching guide, one in a series of K-6 guides, contains classroom activities dealing with citizenship education for use with children in second 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 the unit on conflict, the class is divided into small groups. Each group is given a conflict situation which it must role play. 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. The introductory activity in the unit on rules involves students in playing the "Chalk Game." The teacher gives a piece of chalk to four students scattered throughout the room and tells them to "play the game." When students become completely frustrated, the teacher begins a discussion of why there is no game until rules have been made. Other activities involve students in viewing and discussing filmstrips, reading books and poems, listening to guest speakers, and completing dot to dot pictures. 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 throughout original document.