ERIC Number: ED439076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Partners for Good Citizenship: Parents, Schools, and Communities. A Citizenship Resource Guide.
Fortney, Mary, Ed.; Heidenreich, Janelle, Ed.
Noting that citizenship education is one of the major responsibilities of the public schools, this resource guide defines good citizenship as having 13 components, among them: respecting one's self and one's parents and home; possessing the skills necessary to live peaceably in society and not resorting to violence to settle disputes; respecting the American flag, the Constitution of the United States, and the constitution of Indiana; and respecting the rights of others to have their own views and religious beliefs. The major purpose of the guide is to provide assistance to Indiana schools, working with parents and community members, as they develop their own citizenship education initiatives. The guide offers suggestions for school-wide activities and considers what school administrators and individual teachers can do in citizenship education, as well as how to approach citizenship education for students with diverse learning needs. Following this introductory material, the guide is divided into grade-level sections, K-12, each of which offers a focused overview and three or four lessons. An extensive Resources section provides the following lists: Literature for Elementary and Middle School Students; Literature for High School Students; Sample Programs and Resources for Citizenship Instruction; Good Citizenship and Service Learning; Resources for Parents, Teachers, and Community Members; Organizations That Provide Citizenship and Character Education Materials; Resources for Music, Visual Arts, and Drama; American Songs and Poems; and Indiana Code 20-10.1-4-4.5. (BT)
Descriptors: Citizen Role, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Skills, Learning Disabilities, Partnerships in Education, Public Schools, Service Learning, Social Studies, Student Development
Indiana Department of Education, Room 229, State House, Indianapolis, IN 46209. Tel: 317-232-9158.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana