ERIC Number: ED229322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Improving Citizenship Education: Secondary Handbook.
Jackson, Edwin L., Ed.
Designed to enrich secondary level social studies education, this manual provides teaching strategies and units on local, state, and federal government; global education; law and individual rights; and citizenship skills. Teaching strategies 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. The unit on state and local government focuses on Georgia's system, but is applicable to all states. Topics include citizenship terms, federalism and state government, branches of government, taxes, budgets, the criminal justice system, and lawmakers and their social/political environment. The unit on American government focuses on federalism, separation of powers, checks and balances, political beliefs and attitudes, political parties, voting, electoral college, political corruption, propaganda, the Bill of Rights, and the courts. The law and individual rights unit covers citizenship responsibility, social injustice, social responsibility, and criminal courts. The global studies unit involves multinational news media, terrorism, and corporations; and consequences of the U.S. involvement in World War I. The final unit on citizenship skills includes distinguishing fact, opinion, and values. Each lesson lists concepts, terms, objectives, materials, and procedures. Numerous reproducible materials are included. (KC)
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 014 690. Photographs and some maps containing small print type may not reproduce clearly.