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Democracy in the Classroom: Developing Character and Citizenship DVDs

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The College of Education and Malcolm Price Laboratory School at the University of Northern Iowa produced the Democracy in the Classroom: Developing Character and Citizenship series of three DVDs (Elementary, Middle, and High School) and Resource Guide to help educators create a school environment in which students learn about democracy by building character and citizenship. The key elements of this process are theTenets of Democracy. They include: ToleranceCritical Thinking and Decision-Making, Thinking Together and Making Meaning, Power Sharing and Empowerment, Individual Responsibility and Civil Involvement with Others.

 

 

DVD & Resource Guide Information:

 

2004-2005

Elementary Level DVD*. (195 min.) $100.00  ISBN: 1-933134-33-X

Middle Level DVD*. (148 min) $100.00  ISBN: 1-933134-39-9

High School DVD*. (142 min) $100.00  ISBN: 1-933134-40-2

Complete Set (3 DVDs*) $240.00 20% Discount ISBN: 1-933134-41-0

*All DVDs include access to downloadable Resource Guide.
All prices subject to change.

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The DVDs contain video of natural classroom lessons at a variety of grade levels PreK-12 integrating the Tenets of Democracy into various content area activities. DVDs are packaged with a booklet of video transcripts, detailed lesson plans, and student assessment tools. The downloadable Resource Guide offers background information about the Tenets of Democracy featured in the video examples, detailed lesson plans, complete video transcripts, and democratic classroom and citizenship resources. By using these resources, educators are be able to see how other teachers create democratic classrooms, learn from these examples, and then improve learning environments for their own students.

Elementary Level DVD Structure
Some narrative interpretation is provided for viewers to help build understanding about the Tenets of Democracy. Analysis videos are free of narration, to provide viewers or trainers the opportunity to provide their own interpretations.

  • Tolerance

Words That Tear Apart and Words That Put Back Together (Pre-Kindergarten)
We Are All Alike, We Are All Different (First and Second Grade)
Follow Up Lesson to Civil Rights Unit (Third Grade)

  • Critical Thinking and Decision Making

Graphing (Third Grade)
Habitats (Third Grade)
Constructing Lego Models of Paragraphs (Fifth Grade)

  • Thinking Together and Making Meaning

Conflict Resolution (First and Second Grade)
Survivor Game (Second Grade Physical Education)
Harry Potter Research Project (Fourth and Fifth Grade)

  • Power Sharing and Empowerment

Electing the President - Hyperstudio (Second and Third Grade)
Creating a Classroom Belief Statement (Fourth Grade)
Improvising a Rondo (Fifth Grade Music)

  • Individual Responsibility and Civil Involvement with Others

Giving 'Em the Business (First and Second Grade)
Using Technology for Vocabulary Development, Reading Comprehension, and Word Identification (Fourth Grade)
Getting Your Work Done (Fourth Grade)

  • Analysis Videos (without interpretations)

Classroom Web Site (Pre-Kindergarten)
"Pig Out" on Thinking (Kindergarten)
I Love Spiders (First Grade)
Tolerance Group Statues (Fourth Grade)
Shakespeare (Fifth Grade)

Middle School Level DVD Structure

  • Tolerance

Jasper Woodbury: Rescue at Boone's Mountain (Sixth Grade)
Learning to Play the Panpipes (Grades Five-Eight)
The Role of Personality in History (Eighth Grade Russian)

  • Critical Thinking and Decision Making

Water Quality in the Greenhills Stream (Seventh Grade Science)
Baking for Ames (Eighth Grade Mathematics)
Introduction to Service Learning (Eighth Grade Guidance)

  • Thinking Together and Making Meaning

Measuring Lung Capacity (Seventh Grade Science)
Sportsfolio (Grades Seven & Eight Physical Education)
Literature Circle and the Making of Quilt Squares (Eighth Grade Language Arts)

  • Power Sharing and Empowerment

Producing a Daily News Broadcast (Sixth Grade Language Arts)
Chataqua-Who Are the Heroes? (Seventh Grade Language Arts)
Teenage Social Etiquette (Eighth Grade Family & Consumer Science)

  • Individual Responsibility and Civil Involvement with Others

Opera on the 'Net (Seventh Grade Vocal Music)
Mirror, Mirror On The Wall (Eighth Grade Physical Science)
A Walk Through History (Eighth Grade Language Arts/Social Studies)

High School Level DVD Structure

  • Tolerance

Celebrating Diversity in Iowa Schools (Ninth-Twelfth Grade Sociology)
E-mail Correspondence with a High School in Epernay, France (Tenth Grade French II)
Using CEE (Claim, Example, Explanation) & Six Traits to Evaluate Persuasive Writing (Eleventh-Twelfth Grade Language Arts)

  • Critical Thinking and Decision Making

Street Inspection: An Application of Graph Theory (Ninth Grade Integrated Mathematics I)
Modeling Quadratic Data (Ninth Grade Algebra)
Are You Nutritionally Correct? (Ninth-Twelfth Grade Family & Consumer Science)

  • Thinking Together and Making Meaning

Graphing Linear Equations (Ninth Grade Algebra)
Theories of Judging Art: The UNI Department of Art Faculty Show (Ninth-Twelfth Grade Art)
Thinking Together and Making Meaning in Music (Ninth-Twelfth Grade Instrumental Music)

  • Power Sharing and Empowerment

Ocean Exhibits (Ninth Grade Earth Science)
Hyperlinking Partnership (Ninth-Twelfth Grade Industrial Technology/Computer-Aided Drafting and Design)

  • Individual Responsibility and Civil Involvement with Others

 

QX3 Computer Microscope Biology Project (Ninth-Twelfth Grade Biology)
Environmental Health iMovie Project (Ninth-Twelfth Grade Language Arts/Health)
Jury Deliberation: The Heart of Justice (Ninth-Twelfth Grade Social Studies)