ERIC Number: ED219175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Citizen Me: An Experiential Curriculum for Citizenship Education. Level: Kindergarten.
Integrating concepts of basic citizenship education with community involvement, this experiential curriculum provides a means for developing decision making and critical thinking skills within the existing social studies curriculum at the kindergarten level. Consisting of 11 lessons, the guide introduces the meaning of rules, truth, responsibility, sharing, citizenship, and respect for property. Using the characters and stories of "Sammy, the Good Citizen Bear,""Mary Had a Little Lamb,""The Little Red Hen,""Red Riding Hood,""The Lion and the Mouse,""The Shoemaker and the Elves," and "The Three Bears," the lessons teach students about: various school rules that need to be obeyed; the importance of safety rules, of sharing, and of asking permission before using the property of others; the need for rules; the need to share and accept responsibilities; their responsibility for keeping promises; the dangerous consequences that may occur when a dare is made and accepted; and some of the consequences of not telling the truth. Each lesson includes a purpose statement, concepts to be learned, time and materials needed, student objectives, suggested activities and patterns for making the necessary materials needed. A review lesson and a good citizen award certificate conclude the guide. (NQA)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Enrichment, Curriculum Guides, Decision Making Skills, Discovery Learning, Experiential Learning, Kindergarten, Primary Education, Safety Education, Short Stories, Social Responsibility, Social Studies, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Governor's Office, Austin. Criminal Justice Div.
Authoring Institution: Harris County Dept. of Education, Houston, TX.
Note: For related documents, see RC 013 473-487.