ERIC Number: ED404244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Rights and Responsibilities. User Guide for Grades K-6. My America: Building a Democracy Series.
Fier, Harriet, Ed.; And Others
This user guide covers "Rights and Responsibilities," and offers suggestions for preparatory activities, lessons, and follow-up activities for primary, intermediate, and upper grade students. Goals for the series are to help children: (1) become familiar with the democratic process and active citizenship; (2) recognize what it means to be a citizen in a multi-cultural society; (3) build skills in communications and cooperation; (4) recognize how laws are made and how a single vote and voice matter; and (5) experience how caring and commitment build community. The objective of "Rights and Responsibilities" is to encourage appreciation of the freedoms all share in a democracy. Contains a 13-item bibliography for students and a 2-item bibliography for teachers are listed. (LAP)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Critical Thinking, Democracy, Democratic Values, Elementary Education, Law Related Education, Social Studies
New Castle Communications, 229 King Street, Chappaqua, NY 10514 (available in English and Spanish).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: "My America" is a 12-unit multimedia series with each unit consisting of a 15-20 minute videotape, resource directory diskette, and brief 8-page user guide. Only the printed user guides are included here; see SO 026 804-810 and SO 026 536-540.