ERIC Number: ED199160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Justice Education Teaching Strategies (JETS): K-6, 5.
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 fifth 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 the class reads and discusses the Bill of Rights. The class is then divided into small groups. Each group is given a conflict situation and asked to figure out which rights are in conflict. Then they are to come up with a solution. One of the activities dealing with responsibility involves groups of students acting as a judge for the "Gingerbread Man Case Study." The unit on "Understanding Society" involves students in reading and comparing the "Code of the West" and the "Rules of a Mining Company." In other activities, students play a values match game, read and discuss short selections, listen to guest speakers, analyze cartoons, and produce a play. 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 small print throughout original document.