ERIC Number: ED462788
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
American Government. Teacher's Guide [and Student Workbook]. Parallel Alternative Strategies for Students (PASS).
Fresen, Sue, Ed.; Wilson, Kelly, Ed.
This teacher's guide and student workbook are part of a series of content-centered packages of supplemental readings, activities, and methods adapted for secondary students who have disabilities and other students with diverse learning needs. Parallel Alternative Strategies for Students (PASS) materials are designed to help those students succeed in regular education content courses. The content in PASS differs from standard textbooks and workbooks in several ways: simplified text, smaller units of study, reduced vocabulary level, increased frequency of drill and practice exercises, less cluttered format, and presentation of skills in small, sequential steps. The material is designed to supplement state-adapted textbooks and other instructional materials. Both texts correlate to Florida's Sunshine State Standards and are divided into the following 10 units of study: (1) structure and function of government; (2) foundations of American government; (3) the federal system of American government; (4) the three branches of government; (5) influencing government; (6) civil rights; (7) government transformation in the 1920s and 1930s; (8) domestic policy and foreign affairs; (9) the politics of a democracy; and (10) personal involvement. For each unit, the teacher's guide includes a general description of the unit's content and the unit's focus, provides suggestions for enrichment, and contains an assessment to measure student performance. Appendices in the guide describe instructional strategies, list enrichment suggestions, contain suggestions for specific strategies to facilitate inclusion, and contain a chart describing standards and benchmarks. The student workbook contains vocabulary, an explanation of content, and practice exercises designed to evaluate comprehension.(Contains 10 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Standards, American Studies, Civics, Civil Rights, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Curriculum, Disabilities, Government (Administrative Body), Inclusive Schools, Instructional Materials, Remedial Instruction, Secondary Education, Slow Learners, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Guides, Textbooks, United States Government (Course), United States History, Units of Study
Florida State Dept. of Education, Div. of Public Schools and Community Education, Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services, Turlington Bldg., Room 628, 325 West Gaines St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400. Tel: 800-342-9271 (Toll Free); Tel: 850-488-1879; Fax: 850-487-2679; Web site: http://www.leon.k12.fl.us/public/pass.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services.
Authoring Institution: Leon County Schools, Tallahassee, FL. Exceptional Student Education.
Identifiers - Location: Florida