ERIC Number: ED063193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies. Political Theory: Left to Right.
The course outlined in this guide offers an in-depth look at the political left and right, including characteristics held by the extreme left and right, related social and economic theories, and the differences between theory and practice. The students will read and discuss viewpoints illustrative of a cross section of ideological positions and examine past and present mass movements having an ideological basis. At all points, the students are encouraged to redefine and crystallize their own political philosophies. The course is designed for grades 10 through 12, and intended to fit into a quinmester program. Among the course goals are that students will: 1) distinguish among positions along the political spectrum; 2) identify common characteristics shared by the extreme left and right; 3) critically examine the traditional use of terminology, labeling, and categorizing associated with contemporary ideological thought; 4) make the following generalization--that the American political system tolerates the examination of a wide range of viewpoints; and, 5) develop their own political philosophies and recognize the consequences of the implementation of those philosophies. A wide variety of learning activities and materials are utilized. The materials section of the guide includes several resources for the teacher. (Author/JLB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Identifiers: Fascism; Florida; Quinmester Program