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Parker, Walter C. – 2003
This book contributes to the debate between proponents of multicultural education and those who favor a cultural literacy approach. The book demonstrates that educating for democratic citizenship in a multicultural society includes a fundamental respect for diversity. It bridges the widening gap between multicultural education and civic education;…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Literacy
Patrick, John J. – 2003
A recent report, "Educating Democracy: State Standards to Ensure a Civic Core," was issued by the Albert Shanker Institute of the American Federation of Teachers. This report comparatively analyzes and evaluates the standards for the teaching and learning of civics which state-level departments of education in the United States have…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Civics, Elementary Secondary Education
Patrick, John J. – 2003
During the past 30 years, there has been a global surge of democracy. For most people of the world today, democracy is the prevailing source of political legitimacy. In 2002, 121 of the world's 192 sovereign states could be recognized as democracies in terms of the minimal global standard for an electoral democracy. This digest discusses: (1) the…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Democracy
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. – 2003
This California examination teacher guide provides essential information and preparation guidelines for teachers and serves as an instructional aid in the classroom. The guide deals with the disciplines of economics, government/civics, and United States history. Each discipline area is divided into five main sections: (1) "Test Content"…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Civics, Economics
Branson, Margaret Stimmann – 2003
There is a necessary connection between civics and economics in education for democracy. This connection should be reflected in school curricula. This digest discusses: (1) federal legislation and programs promoting civics and economics; (2) the connections between civics and economics in the study of the U.S. Constitution; (3) the status of…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Democracy
American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Public Education Div. – 2002
Mock trials are more popular than ever because the Internet has evolved as a resource for all kinds of mock trial questions. Part of the mock trials appeal lies in the fun involved in preparing for and participating in the simulated trial. This revised edition of a booklet first published in 1987 informs teachers about how to use the mock trial…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education
Idaho State Board of Education, Boise. – 2002
This teacher's guide outlines K-12 achievement standards for social studies in Idaho public schools. The guide is divided into 14 sections: (1) "364 Social Studies Standards"; (2) "365 Social Studies Standards Grade Kindergarten, Sections 366 through 378"; (3) "381 Social Studies Standards Grade 1, Sections 382 through…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education
Thomsen, Kate – 2002
Identifying the attributes of the resilient student is a teacher's primary step in building resiliency in all students. This resource book provides teachers with practical, concrete applications and activities for reframing the actions of even the most at-risk students; and changing the focus from problems to solutions, from deficits to strengths.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Coping, Daily Living Skills, Educational Trends
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Singer, Alan, Ed. – Social Science Docket, 2002
This publication is dedicated to social studies education at all levels. Articles and teaching ideas in this issue are: "Defending Multicultural Education, Academic Freedom, and Democracy in the Wake of 9/11/01" (A. Singer); "Teachers Respond to 'Defending Multicultural Education'"; "'Any Other Day': Dealing with the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN. – 2002
Based on the idea that the most important foundation of education is character development, this book guides teachers and parents in building strong character traits while reading and discussing popular books. Children's books and young adult books draw students into discussions that can lead to action and to personal development. Thoughtful…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Citizenship Education
North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck. – 2001
This document is a companion to the North Dakota Social Studies Standards (December 2000), and provides descriptions of levels of student performance and achievement in relation to the state standards and benchmarks. It is designed for use by all educators in grades K-12. Components of the document include: content standards (statement that…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Citizenship Education, Cultural Education
Rasmussen, Kim – 2001
Kansas Public Schools are required by state law to have a program of patriotic exercises that includes instructions relating to flag etiquette, use, display, recitation of the "Pledge of Allegiance," and observance of legal holidays. The Kansas State Board of Education (KSBE) has prepared this booklet as a resource for schools to develop…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Holidays, Patriotism
Connecticut State Board of Education, Hartford. – 2001
These Connecticut Curriculum Trace Maps are designed to help curriculum developers and teachers translate Connecticut's K-12 history and social studies performance standards into objectives and classroom practice. The Trace Maps provide detailed descriptions of what students should know and be able to do at smaller grade level clusters, K-2, 3-4,…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Economics
Bartsch, Julie – 2001
This guide was developed to share successful Community Service Learning (CSL) instructional practices. It presents units that can be replicated and adapted for varying grade levels and curricular goals. The guide notes that as students use newly acquired academic knowledge and skills to address real issues in their communities, they often gain…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Descriptions
Anderson, Jeffrey B., Ed.; Swick, Kevin J., Ed.; Yff, Joost, Ed. – 2001
This book provides teacher educators, administrators, practicing teachers who work with preservice teachers, policymakers, and researchers with information on the conceptual, research, and application areas of service-learning in preservice teacher education. The collection of papers offers teacher educators' thoughts about ways to enhance the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Development, Citizenship Education, College Faculty
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