ERIC Number: ED440913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Building Good Citizens for Texas: Character Education Resource Guide. High 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 high school level, the program should focus on civic responsibilities and applications of the concept of personal and social responsibility, and students should apply these concepts in all content areas to prepare themselves for their roles as future decisionmakers. 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 site-based implementation and suggests schoolwide activities. (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Ethical Instruction, High School Students, High Schools, 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