ERIC Number: ED480421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Teaching History for Citizenship in the Elementary School.
Hoge, John D.
History instruction must serve, above all else, to develop critically important citizenship knowledge, skills, and values. This book aims to blend recent scholarship on teaching U.S. history for citizenship with ideas on how to achieve this mission in grades K-5. Chapters in the book are: (1) "Teaching History for Citizenship in the Elementary Schools"; (2) "Guidelines for Elementary School Instruction"; (3) "Learning Citizenship Ideals through History Lessons in Kindergarten"; (4) "Teaching History for Citizenship Learning in the First Grade"; (5) "Teaching History for Citizenship in the Second Grade"; (6) "Teaching History for Citizenship in the Third Grade"; (7) "Teaching History for Citizenship in the Fourth Grade"; (8) "Teaching History for Citizenship in the Fifth Grade"; and (9) "Reflections and Resources" (42 Web sites). Each chapter begins with focus questions. The first chapter presents the rationale for teaching history for citizenship and synthesizes the guidelines and standards supporting this goal as promoted by the National Council for the Social Studies, the National Center for History Education, and the Center for Civic Education. The second chapter offers a review of research and scholarship on teaching history to elementary age children, and offers guidelines for teaching history for citizenship useful in the selection of topics, and in the design and implementation of lessons. Chapters three through eight offer examples of lessons keyed to various state standards and the national standards. Fully scripted lesson plans present detailed instructions for implementing quality history for citizenship learning experiences. Each chapter concludes with a list of resources. (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Elementary Education, History Instruction, National Standards, Social Studies, Student Development
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.; National Library of Education (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.
Note: For the corresponding ERIC Digest on this topic, see ED 479 891.