ERIC Number: ED287771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Finkelstein, Judith M.; And Others
The young child learns patriotism through music, art, games, and dramatic activities. Concepts in history (names, dates, events) geography, and civics are introduced through specific activities. The media are used as a source of information. Art activities, listening to original stories, musical activities, pantomime, and role playing provide opportunities for creativity development. Methods for interrelating the various subjects are detailed. Cognitive goals include: (1) the name and location of the United States; (2) why the Revolutionary War was fought; (3) the purpose of the U.S. Constitution; (4) the names of the founding fathers; (5) how life during the colonial era has influenced life today; (6) general facts about the presidents; (7) how people choose the U.S. president; (8) the flag as symbol of the United States; (9) how the government issues money and stamps; and (10) the Fourth of July as the nation's birthday. A bibliography is appended. (SM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Childrens Games, Citizenship Education, Civics, Creative Development, Dramatic Play, Early Childhood Education, Geography, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Music Education, News Media, Pantomime, Patriotism, Political Socialization, Role Playing, Social Studies, United States History
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. Malcolm Price Lab. School.
Note: For related documents, see ED 286 800 and ED 286 802-803.