ERIC Number: ED404263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
What is a Democracy? User Guide for Grades K-6. My America: Building a Democracy Series.
Fier, Harriet, Ed.; And Others
This user guide is part of a multimedia unit using an interdisciplinary approach with hands-on learning to motivate children to participate actively in their schools and local communities, and to experience the democratic process. This unit focuses on the concept of individual participation in the government. Unit parts include: (1) video preview; (2) suggestions for using the unit; (3) getting ready to view the video; (4) video modeling lesson; (5) follow-up activities for primary, intermediate, and upper grade children; and (6) a bibliography for children and teachers. (EH)
Descriptors: Active Learning, American Studies, Citizenship, Civics, Community, Cooperation, Critical Thinking, Democracy, Elementary Education, Multicultural Education, Social Studies, Voting
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.