ERIC Number: ED382507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Educating for Civic Awareness: The Use of Government Resources in Tracking Current Affairs.
Carder, Linda; Willingham, Patricia
This report describes an instructional unit on government documents for college freshmen, implemented at the university library at Southest Missouri State University. Government documents in the federal depository library were the focus for the unit. In the introductory session to library use, the students often received only a cursory acknowledgment of the wealth of information available in public documents. This unit details how the resources were gathered, how news broadcasts reinforced the use of the documents, and how students then proceeded to conduct their own research using the materials. Appendices include sources of information and copies of handouts distributed to students during the course of the lesson. (EH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners; Teachers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (November 1994).