ERIC Number: ED066396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Totalitarianism and Democracy: Guide for Teaching Comparative Government. Grades 10-12.
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
The purpose of this study guide is to provide a structured aid for developing an understanding of the basic differences between, and the values of, democracy and communism. It is designed to highlight the differences in the development and establishment of these two systems, the basic values upon which each is founded, the differences in their respective economic systems and the accomplishments of these systems, the animosity that has risen between democracy and communism and the clash that has followed this animosity. The guide is not geared to any specified text, but features a position which makes it possible to have discussions of key issues suggested for a course of study. In grades 10-12 it may be used with either world history, American history, economics, or political science. Background information preceding the topical outlines, the chronological structure, and the stated concepts offer various approaches to teaching youth the facts about the fundamentals; history, and nature of totalitarianism as well as the foundation and nature of American democracy. Sources are given for supplementary printed and audiovisual materials of instruction. (JMB)
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Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.