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Civics Programs in Washington, D.C.

Description: A number of programs in Washington, D.C., explain the workings of the national government to a diverse range of Americans, from middle school students to senior citizens. This report highlights six of the most popular programs.
Date: July 25, 2002
Creator: Greenfield, Susan Watkins
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Civics Programs in Washington, D.C.

Description: A number of programs in Washington, D.C., explain the workings of the national government to a diverse range of Americans, from middle school students to senior citizens. This report highlights six of the most popular programs.
Date: April 8, 2002
Creator: Greenfield, Susan Watkins
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Comparative Study of the Present Objectives and Methods of Teaching Citizenship

Description: The purpose of this study is to make an investigation of the practices of a selected number of schools in teaching citizenship to determine if these schools are following democratic procedures in their methods of teaching. The evaluation is based upon criteria derived from a study of recent literature in the field of education.
Date: 1948
Creator: Thomas, Stanley A.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Suggested City-Excursion Program for Social Studies in the Junior High Schools of Dallas, Texas, with Emphasis on Functional Citizenship

Description: The purpose of the investigation was two fold: first, to analyze the school excursion as a teaching and learning aid; and second, to develop a suggested school-excursion program for the social studies in the junior high schools of Dallas, base upon the findings and evaluations reported by educational observers and by experienced users of excursions.
Date: 1948
Creator: Crawford, Ethel Gertrude
Partner: UNT Libraries

Texas Politics in Citizenship Education: a Critical Discourse Analysis of the Texas Government Curriculum

Description: This study used a critical discourse analysis (CDA) to examine the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for government. These are the learning standards that public schools are required to use as the curriculum in Texas. Additionally, the study critically examined the Texas State Board of Education meeting minutes from the spring of 2010, when the board revised all social studies TEKS. James Gee’s framework for conducting CDA was used to analyze the government TEKS and meeting minutes to uncover the ways in which the language in the documents defines democratic and citizenship education in Texas, determine if the language creates an imbalance of power among participants in education, and do these documents agree with educational philosophers’ construct of citizenship and democratic education? The results of the CDA concluded that the Texas learning standards, and the words of many SBOE members reveal a preference toward right-wing, conservative beliefs. The construct of citizenship and democratic education created by the Texas government TEKS and SBOE meeting minutes contradicts these notions, as defined by educational theorists, and excludes those participants who do not embrace these beliefs.
Date: May 2014
Creator: Strunc, Abbie R.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

Description: This is the official website for Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids. Ben's Guide is a service provided by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources teach how the U.S. government works and include information about the branches of government, how laws are made, the election process, and citizenship. The site includes a glossary, interactive games and activities, and links to many U.S. Government websites for children.
Date: 2014
Creator: United States. Government Printing Office. Superintendent of Documents
Partner: UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit