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ERIC Number: ED260955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching about Aid to Families with Dependent Children.
Ellington, Lucien
Background information and a classroom lesson to help secondary social studies teachers teach about Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) are provided. The first part of the paper discusses the following concerning AFDC: what it is, eligibility and funding, clients, economic aspects, and myths. Structural criticisms that have been made by various groups against AFDC and supporting empirical data are examined. The second part of the paper contains an annotated listing of books and other resource materials that can be used to teach about AFDC in secondary social studies classes. Also provided is a lesson dealing with social welfare that can be used in secondary economics, government, and problems of democracy classes. The time required for the lesson is one class period. Each student is asked to identify, through listing or describing in writing, what he or she believes to be examples of government social welfare in the United States. Students are then given a definition of a social welfare program as well as some specific examples, which they examine and discuss. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children