ERIC Number: ED199159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Justice Education Teaching Strategies (JETS): K-6, 4.
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 grade four. 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 students analyze and discuss pictures that reflect conflict situations. If students have personal problems or conflicts, they can write them out and place them unsigned in a box in the classroom marked "Problem Mailbox." At the end of the day or at the end of the week the class reads the problems and discusses solutions. In an activity on broken rules, the class is divided into three groups. Each group must develop a list of ten rules most often broken by fellow students in their school and then decide on a reasonable and suitable consequence for disobeying the rule. The groups then share their lists. Other activities involve students in putting on skits, analyzing case studies, reading and discussing short selections, doing crossword puzzles, and completing worksheets. 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 original document.