ERIC Number: ED328466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
The Civic Achievement Award Program in Honor of the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Instructor Manual and [Student Resource Book]. Launch Edition.
Turner, Mary Jane; And Others
The Civic Achievement Award Program (CAAP) was established by the U.S. Congress in response to national concerns about the need to increase civic literacy among the nation's young people. The program was designed to provide elementary and middle school educators with interdisciplinary materials that focus on providing a base of civic competence, knowledge, and skills for all citizens. CAAP consists of three student projects: the learning project, the research project, and the civic project. Students who participate in the program receive the Civic Achievement Award, a certificate from the United States Congress. The first of these related manuals is for CAAP instructors and contains sections paralleling the student book. The three student projects are described, including each project's purpose, components, and process, and examples from schools that have used the CAAP program. The instructor's manual also includes a class management form, a guide for obtaining publicity, and a list of national and government organizations. Answers to the study sheets and mastery test that appear in the student book make up two-thirds of the instructors' manual. The second of these manuals, for students, includes the CAAP timeline which lists some of the important events that have occurred in the United States from 1492 to the present. Using information from the timeline, students are expected to complete the learning project, which is designed to provide them with a common body of knowledge relating to U.S. history, government, geography, economics, culture, and current events. This guide also includes the materials necessary for students to complete the research project, which teaches students that the ability to analyze information and to communicate it to others is necessary for full participation in democracy, and the civic project, which encourages students to become informed and to develop opinions about civic issues. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Democratic Values, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, National Programs, Program Guides, Social Studies, Student Projects, Teaching Guides
Close Up Foundation, 1235 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA 22202 (Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners; Students
Sponsor: Burger King Corp., Miami, FL.
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.