ERIC Number: ED375043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Foundations of Democracy: Authority, Privacy, Responsibility, and Justice. Law in a Free Society Series. Level V Middle School and Above, Teacher's Guide. Revised Edition.
Forner, Michelle L., Ed.; Richard, Theresa M., Ed.
This teacher's guide presents effective strategies to implement the "Foundations of Democracy" textbook, which introduces four concepts basic to the United States Constitution: authority, privacy, responsibility, and justice. The guide explains that the success of citizenship education programs depends on extensive interaction among students, realistic content that includes balanced treatment of issues, use of community resource persons, and the support of principals and other school administrators. The guide identifies effective questioning strategies, techniques for small group learning, and interactive teaching methods. To promote student interaction, teachers are instructed to stimulate legislative hearings, moot courts, mediation sessions and town meetings. Because of the interactive and conceptual nature of the curriculum, the volume suggests performance-based assessments, in which students demonstrate their knowledge and skills by addressing complex questions within a meaningful context for which there is usually not just one correct answer. For each chapter, the guide provides suggestions for introducing the topic and for supplemental classroom activities. (JD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Democracy, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Justice, Law Related Education, Middle Schools, Privacy, Responsibility, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History
Center for Civic Education, 5146 Douglas Fir Road, Calabasas, CA 91302 ($12).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: Center for Civic Education, Calabasas, CA.