ERIC Number: ED482888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Community Connections: Education for Involved Communities. A Curriculum for English Literacy/Civics Education.
Bohlman, Carolyn; Martin, Laura; Porter, Catherine
This reproducible, multilevel curriculum for English Literacy and Civics Education contains six field-tested and illustrated models: (1) The Democratic Process; (2) Community and Home Safety; (3) The Public Library; (4) The U.S. School System; (5) Public Health Services; and (6) Housing. The package includes the following: the Community Connections Curriculum (310 pages of illustrated, multilevel lessons and teaching techniques); a classroom picture set (243 pages of enlarged, cardstock illustrations from the curriculum); and a flashcard picture set (200 cardstock flashcards for individual and group vocabulary practice). The teaching techniques include using pictures for vocabulary development, using pictures for language experience, teaching the reading passages, teaching dialogues and role plays, and experiential activities (planning successful field trips and making the most of guest speakers). Curriculum materials can be integrated into any existing English-as-a-Second-Language curriculum. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education.) (SM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Civics, Democracy, English (Second Language), Experiential Learning, Housing, Language Proficiency, Public Education, Public Health, Public Libraries, Role Playing, Safety, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development
Curriculum Publications Clearinghouse, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, Horrabin Hall 46, Macomb, IL 61455-1396. Tel: 309-298-1917; Tel: 800-322-305 (Toll Free); Fax: 309-298-2869; e-mail: CPC@wiu.edu; Web site: http://www.wiu.edu/CPC.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Adult Learning Resource Center, Des Plaines, IL.