ERIC Number: ED237415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Basic Skills: Basic Goals and a Course of Study in Citizenship - The Other Three R's.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
This scope and sequence is intended to provide direction for Arizona's schools in developing citizenship education programs. The first part of the publication discusses the state's philosophy of citizenship education. Citizenship in its broadest definition is membership in a group; it is a condition of belonging. For citizenship to be observable or identifiable, it must be manifested in some form of action or behavior. These two aspects, belongingness and action, provide the bases for Arizona's citizenship education model. The goals of citizenship education, discussed in the second section, are to help the student: (1) understand self in relation to others, (2) understand the ways people organize and adapt, (3) understand the development of Arizona and the United States, and (4) apply knowledge in making rational civic decisions. The third section, which comprises over half of the publication, contains scope and sequence charts indicating the level--primary, intermediate, junior high, senior high--at which particular citizenship skills are emphasized. The publication concludes with a brief discussion of how to evaluate students' effectiveness as citizens. (RM)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Curriculum Development, Decision Making Skills, Definitions, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Self Concept, Sequential Approach, Skill Development, State History, United States History
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.