ERIC Number: EJ717524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-1
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Making Politics Primary: Exploring Critical Curriculum with Young Children
Burns, Terry J.
Language Arts, v82 n1 p56 Sep 2004
A teacher encourages her students to develop a language of critique through their study of candidates' platforms in a presidential election. It is concluded that the critical literacy/social justice curriculum in elementary classrooms is an effective learning experiences for students.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Language Arts, Elementary School Students, Value Judgment, Political Candidates, Justice, Criticism
National Council of Teachers of English, 111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096. Web site: http://www.ncte.org/journals
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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