ERIC Number: ED314308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Children To Understand the United States Constitution.
Novick, Minna S.
Targeted for children aged 5 through 12, this handbook contains some ideas for educational activities, a brief overview of the constitutional development period in U.S. history, and a simplified annotated outline of the Constitution. This material should prove helpful in teaching children the following: (1) the intrinsic values embedded in the Constitution; (2) the unique historical role it has played in providing both a philosophical ideal and a model for the states and other countries; (3) the language and structure of the document; (4) the role of each branch of government; (5) the rights and responsibilities an individual has under the Constitution; (6) the impact of the Constitution on the development of the United States through the years; and (7) the importance of the Constitution in current times and its influence on people's lives today. A list of useful resources for teaching about the Constitution concludes the document. (JB)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Class Activities, Constitutional History, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Education, Law Related Education, Resource Materials
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: World Book, Inc., Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution