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Title: Foundations of Democracy: Authority, Privacy, Responsibility, and Justice, Level V -- Middle School and Above, Teacher's Guide
Author(s): K Rodriguez
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 163
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr for Civic Education
Calabasas, CA 91302
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 85-JS-CX-0009
Publication Number: ISBN 0-89818-151-8
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Ctr for Civic Education
5146 Douglass Fir Road
Calabasas, CA 91302
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Youth-Oriented Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This teacher's guide provides middle school teachers with a curriculum for effective citizenship education and supplements the student textbook.
Abstract: The introduction presents background information on effective citizenship education, the curriculum rationale and organization, teaching strategies, the use of journal writing, evaluation criteria for student achievement, and student reflection on the learning experience. Like in the student textbook, the following chapters are devoted to the concepts of authority, privacy, responsibility, and justice. The instructional process for each of these concepts is divided into approximately 14 lessons. For each lesson, the teacher receives a lesson overview, lesson objectives, and a list of preparation/materials required. Next, a section on teaching procedures helps teachers introduce the lesson, present critical thinking exercises, formulate reading and discussion questions, and conclude the lesson. To encourage active participation, the text emphasizes both substantive civic instruction and interactive teaching methods with challenge students to think for themselves, develop reasoned positions, and articulate and defend their views.
Main Term(s): Juvenile educational background
Index Term(s): Citizen legal knowledge; Educational courses; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Law-related education
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