ERIC Number: ED229321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Improving Citizenship Education: Elementary Handbook.
Jackson, Edwin L., Ed.
Designed to enrich social studies education at the elementary level, this manual provides teaching strategies and citizenship units for kindergarten through grade 7. Kindergarten students learn about rules, voting, interdependence, wants vs. needs, environmental protection, homes and backgrounds, and goods and services. Grades 1 and 2 focus on the interrelationships among the family, community, state, and nation. Grades 3 and 4 study local, state, and national government; political parties; government services; the judicial system; laws; natural resources; and global interdependence. Grade 5 students examine American history, taxes, budgets, lawmaking, the role of the courts, and vandalism. In grade 7 students are introduced to political science and economics concepts and participate in a budget simulation. Teaching strategies for all grades include case studies, using community resources, using the newspaper, quantitative inquiry, simulation games and role play, relating citizenship topics to global education, decision making and valuing techniques, using graphs in the classroom, and field trips. Each unit lists concepts, terms, objectives, materials, and procedures. Numerous reproducible materials are included. (KC)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civil Liberties, Community, Economics Education, Elementary Education, Enrichment Activities, Family (Sociological Unit), Federal Government, Global Approach, Government (Administrative Body), Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Local Government, Political Science, Social Studies, State Government, Teaching Methods, United States History, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Fulton County Schools, Atlanta, GA.
Note: For a related document, see SO 014 691. Photographs and some maps containing small print type may not reproduce clearly.