ERIC Number: ED391009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Responsible Citizenship Practices. Life Skills. Teacher Edition.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.
This guide contains the materials required to teach a six-unit course on responsible citizenship that was developed for secondary-level vocational education students in Oklahoma. The following are among the topics covered in the individual instructional units: getting to know your government (types of political systems, historical documents of the United States, powers of the federal government's three branches, reserved and shared powers of federal and state governments; local government (functions/concerns of country and city governments); making laws (rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, human rights, steps/stages in the legislative process, the system of checks and balances); enforcing laws (state and federal courts, law enforcement processes/personnel, financing of law enforcement); voting (voting requirements, importance of voting); and supporting your community (community involvement, interacting with public officials, community organizations, benefits of community work). Each instructional unit includes some/all of the following: performance objectives, suggested activities for instructors, handouts, information sheets, supplements, transparency masters, job sheets, written tests, lists of suggested readings, and answers to assignment sheets and written tests. Also included are guidelines for using the various components included in the instructional units and measuring student performance and a table detailing the required criteria for competency-based education programs. (MN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Competency Based Education, Government (Administrative Body), Law Enforcement, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Legislation, Lesson Plans, Secondary Education, State Curriculum Guides, Vocational Education, Voting
Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center, Oklahoma Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, 1500 West Seventh Avenue, Stillwater, OK 74074 (1 teacher and 10 student editions, order no. BS2006: $50; additional student editions, BS3006: $2).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.
Note: For other related documents in the life skills series, see ED 380 630-631, ED 382 770-772, and ED 382 844-846. Essential Social Skills mentioned on p.ix is under development and not yet published.