ERIC Number: ED460070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Rules and Responsibilities: Grade 1 Model Lesson for Standard 1. California History-Social Science Course Models.
Roth, Patsy; Porter, Priscilla
As long as people have lived within groups, there have been rules and laws to govern behavior. Schools are one of the first institutions that children encounter that set standards for their behavior. Learning how to cope with school rules when they are young helps students develop social skills and a sense of responsibility and become good citizens as they grow into responsible adults. In this unit, students learn ways to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a school rule. Standard 1.4.1, the study of schools in the past, is integrated with this unit as students look at rules now and long ago. The major outcome expected from the unit is the establishment by students of classroom rules (class constitution) that are appropriate, clear, and provide predictability and order in the classroom. The suggested time for completion of the unit is six weeks. The unit lists focus questions, literacy links, and materials needed. It outlines the topic information in detail: "Beginning the Topic"; "Developing the Topic"; and Culminating the Topic." It also suggests assessment activities, as well as extended and correlated activities. Lists 19 resources for the sample topic and 12 resources for related topics. Appended are: "Selected Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour;" two poems on rules; a selection of school rules from long ago; a sample letter and questionnaire for parents; and a graphic organizer. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Curriculum Enrichment, Grade 1, Literacy, Primary Education, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Behavior, Student Educational Objectives
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California