ERIC Number: ED440911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Building Good Citizens for Texas: Character Education Resource Guide. Elementary School.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This Texas education resource guide is provided for teachers to plan a character education program which incorporates "Building Good Citizens for Texas" into the classroom curriculum and schoolwide activities. The guide points out that, to be effective, instruction in character education must be appropriate to the developmental level of the students at the elementary school level. For example, students will be introduced to concepts of personal and social responsibility on a monthly basis. The guide suggests that certain components of citizenship be highlighted each month, such as: September: honesty; October: responsibility; November: compassion; December: perseverance; January: loyalty; February: justice; March: self-reliance; April: self-discipline; and May: integrity, and that teachers integrate these components into their lessons when appropriate. The guide presents guidelines and details diverse classroom activities for each of these monthly components. It also discusses community involvement and site-based implementation and suggests schoolwide activities. (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Concept Formation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Ethical Instruction, Moral Development, Public Schools, Social Responsibility, Social Studies, Student Development
Texas Education Agency, Austin, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701. Tel: 512-463-9838; Fax: 512-463-9839; Web site: http://www.tea.state.tx.us.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas