ERIC Number: ED462332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Making and Carrying Out Laws. Grade 2 Model Lesson for Standard 3. California History-Social Science Course Models.
Reems, Kimberly; Porter, Priscilla
During kindergarten students learn that being a good citizen involves acting in certain ways. In grade 1 students study about making rules by direct democracy and by representative democracy. This concept is developed further in grade 2 as students learn about electing the people who make the laws, carry out the laws, and enforce the laws. This unit is designed as a simulation to introduce students to the institutions and practices of the U.S. government. It is divided into three major parts that correspond to the three branches of the U.S. government. Four weeks is suggested for unit implementation with the recommendation that the teacher coordinate the unit with a national, state, or local election. The lesson plan discusses the significance of the topic; lists focus questions; features literacy links; covers materials needed for the lesson; and provides information and student activities, dividing the topic into "Beginning the Topic"; "Developing the Topic"; and "Culminating the Topic." It suggests assessment activities and offers extended/correlated activities. Lists extensive resources for the sample topic. Appended are sample worksheets. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Based Assessment, Elections, Federal Government, Government Role, Grade 2, Law Related Education, Laws, Primary Education, Simulation, Social Studies, State Standards, Teacher Developed Materials
California Department of Education, 721 Capitol Mall, 6th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814. Tel: 916-654-6299; Fax: 916-657-4964. For full text: http://www.history.ctaponline.org/center/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California