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ERIC Number: ED481927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 142
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
America's Heritage: An Adventure in Liberty. Elementary Edition. First Edition.
Houston Independent School District, TX.
These curriculum materials are intended to supplement school resources for elementary school teachers as they deliver instruction. They focus on developing an understanding about the nation's factual and philosophical heritage to promote freedom, unity, progress, and responsibility among students and citizens. The resource points out that the character of society is determined by how well it transmits true and time-honored values from generation to generation. The curriculum materials are divided into 20 sections: (1) "Purpose"; (2) "Letter from Superintendent"; (3) "Forward: The Miracle of America"; (4) "Preface: From Oppression to Freedom"; (5) "American Heritage Themes"; (6) "1776 Declaration of Independence Freedom" (HISD Character Education Focus September); (7) "1776 The Declaration in Visual Art Freedom" (HISD Character Education Focus November); (8) "1776 A Famous Signature Responsibility" (HISD Character Education Focus January); (9) "1776 The Monarchy Game Freedom and Progress" (HISD Character Education Focus November); (10) "1782 The Great Seal Unity" (HISD Character Education Focus October); (11) "1762 George Washington Responsibility" (HISD Character Education Focus December); (12) "1762 Presidents Progress" (HISD Character Education Focus October); (13) "1789 Thanksgiving Unity" (HISD Character Education Focus November); (14) "1792 United States Flag Freedom and Unity" (HISD Character Education Focus February); (15) "1814 Star-Spangled Banner Unity" (HISD Character Education Focus March); (16) "1864 National Motto Progress" (HISD Character Education Focus April); (17) "1886 Statue of Liberty Freedom" (HISD Character Education Focus April); (18) "1892 Pledge of Allegiance Unity" (HISD Character Education Focus March); (19) "1895 America the Beautiful Freedom and Progress" (HISD Character Education Focus May); and (20) "2000 What Is an American? Responsibility and Unity" (HISD Character Education Focus January). (BT)
American Heritage Education Foundation, Inc., 3501 W. Alabama, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77027-6035. Tel: 713-627-2698; Fax: 713-572-3657; e-mail: info@americanheritage.org; Web site: http://www.americanheritage.org/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District, TX.
Note: Developed in cooperation with the Robert and Janice McNair Foundation and the American Heritage Education Foundation, Inc. For the Middle School Edition, see SO 035 415. For the High School Edition, see SO 035 416.