ERIC Number: ED470040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching America's Founding Documents. ERIC Digest.
Patrick, John J.
Great ideas about law, government, and the rights of individuals, embedded in U.S. founding documents, are the connective cords by which national unity and civic identity have been maintained in the United States from the 1770s until today. To be a citizen is to understand and have a reasonable commitment to the ideas in the founding documents. This digest (1) identifies four founding documents and the great ideas in them; (2) discusses inclusion of the founding documents and great ideas in the core curriculum of schools; and (3) provides an annotated list of World Wide Web sites for teachers and learners on the founding documents and the great ideas in these primary sources. (Contains a list of 12 references and ERIC resources.) (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Core Curriculum, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Primary Sources, Social Studies, United States Government (Course), United States History, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bill of Rights; United States Constitution