ERIC Number: ED219184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Yo Ciudadano: Un Curriculo de Experiencias para Educacion Civica. Nivel: Cinco (Citizen Me: An Experiential Curriculum for Citizenship Education. Level: Five).
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 fifth grade social studies curriculum. The 12 lessons, translated into Spanish, cover the following concepts: responsibility, rules and laws, involvement vs. noninvolvement, crime and crime prevention, felonies and misdemeanors, and juvenile delinquents. The lessons deal with: (1) peer group pressure as it conflicts with a parent's restrictions; (2) the importance of rules and laws and how to apply them to effective good citizenship; (3) the issue of involvement vs. noninvolvement when confronted with a violation of the law; (4) crime in the community and what happens to someone who is charged with committing a crime; (5) serious crimes as felonies and their consequences; (6) the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor offense and their consequences; (7) how laws affect juveniles; and (8) how one can become a better citizen. Each lesson includes a purpose statement, concepts to be learned, time needed, student objectives, suggested activities, and evaluation criteria. Activities include discussion questions, vocabulary and writing exercises, drawing exercises, case studies, brainstorming questions, and questions for critical thought. (NQA)
Descriptors: Bilingual Instructional Materials, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Crime, Crime Prevention, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Guides, Decision Making Skills, Delinquency, Elementary Education, Fines (Penalties), Grade 5, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Peer Influence, 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.