ERIC Number: ED026400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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American Political Behavior, Book I. Interim Report.
Indiana Univ. Foundation, Bloomington.
This experimental course in American Political Behavior for ninth grade was developed by the High School Curriculum Center in Government, established through the cooperation of the Department of Government and the School of Education at Indiana University. Intended as an alternative to the traditional two-semester study of civics, this course contains two units-- "Introduction to the Study of American Political Behavior" and "The Context of American Political Behavior"--which cover such subjects as reactions to human conflict, comparative political behavior, American political culture, political cartoons as indicators of political culture, mediators of political socialization, and political socialization in American society. The lessons are arranged so that a student first confronts stimuli intended to motivate thinking about a subject, then studies the subject systematically, and finally applies his newly acquired knowledge to a fresh situation. Devices used in presenting the lessons include simulation-games, case studies, statistical tables, attitude scales, slide-tape presentations and cartoons. (JS)
Descriptors: Cartoons, Civics, Culture, Curriculum Guides, Experimental Programs, Grade 9, Political Influences, Political Science, Political Socialization, Public Affairs Education, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Socioeconomic Influences, Teaching Methods, United States Government (Course), Units of Study
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ. Foundation, Bloomington.