ERIC Number: ED219182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Yo Ciudadano: Un Curriculo de Experiencias para Educacion Civica. Nivel: Cuatro (Citizen Me: An Experiential Curriculum for Citizenship Education. Level: Four).
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 fourth grade social studies curriculum. The 11 lessons, translated into into Spanish, cover the following concepts: responsibility in the care of property, vandalism, precaution against vandalism, authority, law, citizenship, and individuals as lawmakers and law followers. The lessons aim to teach students about: fire safety for conservation of life and property, the use of rational decision making, the elements of arson, the difference between public and private property, vandalism and its prevention, shoplifting, what a law is and who it affects, the meaning of and the necessity for authority, who is in authority at school and their duties, what goes into being a good citizen, and the meaning of citizenship in its various aspects. Each lesson includes a purpose statement, concepts to be learned, time and materials needed, student objectives, suggested activities, and evaluation criteria. Among the sugggested activities are discussion questions, vocabulary exercises, word puzzles, fact and opinion questionnaires, short stories, mathematics exercises, writing exercises, and true-false questions. (NQA)
Descriptors: Bilingual Instructional Materials, Citizen Role, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Curriculum Guides, Decision Making Skills, Elementary Education, Fire Protection, Grade 4, Laws, Learning Activities, Power Structure, Safety Education, Social Studies, Units of Study, Vandalism
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.