ERIC Number: ED356160
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Police: A Teacher's Guide and Student Notebook. Revised Edition.
Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife.
The unit presented in these materials is designed for alternative programs at or about the 4-6 grade level for use by teachers in the Northwest Territories (Canada) and their elementary school students. The unit uses the language development approach with the ultimate aim of giving students an understanding of the concepts related to law enforcement, an empathy for law enforcers, an appreciation and respect for law enforcement, and decision making and problem solving skills. The language development approach has three phases: (1) concept development/language exposure; (2) language practice (to reinforce the language that the student needs to understand, talk, and write about law enforcement), and (3) communicative application (providing students with opportunities to show that they can use the language items studied to assess what they have learned). The Students Notebook contains the unit's nine lessons, which include: "Police Officers Are Law Enforcers Hired for the Protection of People and/or Property"; "Sometimes Police Officers Are Falsely Accused of Making Mistakes"; and "As Citizens We May Sometimes Help with Law Enforcement." The Teacher's Guide includes the following information to assist teachers with the unit: aim, rationale, context, the language development approach; "before teaching this unit"; guidelines for evaluation; unit evaluation checklist; points to consider; rules of brainstorming; arranging for speakers; creating a classroom atmosphere conducive to teaching about this unit; timeline for implementation; and a list of resources for this unit. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Northwest Territories Dept. of Education, Yellowknife.
Identifiers - Location: Canada