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ERIC Number: ED543844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1958
Pages: 53
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Know Your Capital City. First Edition. Bulletin, 1958, No. 15
Willcockson, Mary
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Since any good citizen wants to know how his Government works, as an initial experience it is necessary to become acquainted with the setting--Washington, D. C. This bulletin serves as an introduction to the Capital. It provides an historical and a present-day background for appreciating the city. What kind of a community is Washington? Why does it exist? Was it planned or did it just happen? How large is it? Is there a relationship between its size and its purpose? Does it have the kind of government that exists in most home towns? Who are the people? What do they do to earn a living? How well does the community meet their needs? What historical evidences are there that show the past as a prologue to the present? A tour of the city will help to answer these questions and many others. Such a tour may be taken in person or through reading the story of a group of young people. This story is not an actual record of a particular group or tour, but it is a composite of many experiences. It is based upon diary records of tours taken by one person as a child, as a youth, and as an adult. To these impressions were added those of many elementary school children and high-school youth who have visited Washington recently. In writing about a subject on which authorities sometimes disagree, every effort has been made to secure accuracy. The Columbia Historical Society contributed the time of several members who reviewed this manuscript. Children, young people, and adults were asked to read the story. They talked about the material that interested them most and how it helped them to understand Washington as the seat of Federal Government. Their reactions contributed to the revision. As a result, this bulletin can be used by upper- grade children and possibly by other citizens who wish information of a simple, factual nature. A bibliography is included. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia