ERIC Number: ED449046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Civic Education in Elementary School.
Streamlined Seminar, v18 n2 Dec 1999
Civics is a subject usually taught only in grades 4, 8, and 12. This article supports the teaching of civics in every grade, every day. The article offers a list of topics for an elementary school civics and government curriculum and suggests an informal elementary school civics curriculum consisting of activities during the school day that reinforce, by practice or example, lessons taught in the formal curriculum. Elementary schools can informally model the formal civics curriculum via classroom rules, codes of conduct, classroom interaction, student councils, keeping well-informed, searching for information, and presentations. The article features a K-4 content standards for civics and government diagram. (BT)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Education, Social Studies, Student Needs, United States Government (Course)
National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Principals Resource Center, 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3483 (single copies: $2.50; bulk orders 10 or more: $2 each). Tel: 800-386-2377 (Toll Free); e-mail: (firstname.lastname@example.org); Web site: http://www.naesp.org/.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.