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ERIC Number: ED286771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 119
Abstractor: N/A
Teaching Citizenship through Children's Literature.
Larson, Susan Booth
Children's literature is a rich source of information for teachers to use in helping elementary school students learn to become knowledgeable and active citizens. Seventy-four children's books are described in terms of their citizenship or law-related content. Lesson ideas and, in some cases, complete lesson plans are offered that creatively focus on the citizenship building potential of each book, and a variety of motivational teaching methods is suggested. The citizenship concepts of authority, justice, responsibility, privacy, property, participation, diversity, and freedom are highlighted; and a table of contents, organized into three grade level groupings (kindergarten through grade 8) and presented in the form of a grid, indicates which concepts appear in each of the 74 selected books. A second table of contents similarly organized shows which of 35 subject areas are covered by the books. A citation, citizenship concepts, subject areas, grade and reading levels, and a synopsis of the story are presented for each book. Specific lesson ideas include use of discussions, films, role playing, and literature reviews. Three cartoon strip illustrations are included. (JHP)
Oregon Law-Related Education Project, 229 SE 102nd Ave., Portland, OR 97216.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Law-Related Education Project, Portland.
Note: Illustrations are printed on colored paper.