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ERIC Number: ED463230
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 68
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
American Government: Voices of Citizenship. Course of Study.
Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.
Civic education is essential to sustaining constitutional democracy. Each new generation presents a new group of people who must acquire the knowledge, learn the skills, and develop the disposition or traits of private and public character that undergird a constitutional democracy. Citizenship training means teaching students to think critically, listen with discernment, and communicate with power and precision. The ultimate goal of social studies in Idaho is to develop the civic competence and civic participation of Idaho's youth. The Idaho Achievement Standards for social studies grades 9-12 include civic education developed according to the language of the National Standards for Civics and Government. Following an introduction, this lesson plan is divided into three blocks: (1) "Emergence of a Democracy" (Goal and Objectives, Character Education: Brotherhood, Idaho Achievement Standards, Suggested Activities, Suggested Materials); "Government" (Goal and Objectives, Character Education: Dependability and Responsibility, Idaho Achievement Standards, Suggested Activities, Suggested Materials); "Civic Activism" (Goal and Objectives, Character Education: Courage, Idaho Achievement Standards, Suggested Activities, Suggested Materials); (2) "Project Citizen" (Goal and Objectives, Character Education: Nurturing Attitude, Idaho Achievement Standards, Suggested Activities, Suggested Materials); and (3) "Service Learning" (Goal and Objectives, Character Education: Friendship and High Expectations, Idaho Achievement Standards, Suggested Activities, Suggested Materials). Appendix A contains the Idaho Achievement Standards and Appendix B contains additional activities for students. (BT)
Idaho Department of Education, Len B. Jordan Office Building, 650 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0027. Tel: 208-332-6800; Fax: 208-334-2228. For full text: http://www.sde.state.id.us/admin/coursesofstudy.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho