ERIC Number: ED237408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Current Issues. 1983/84 Edition.
Written for students participating in the Close Up government studies program, a week-long field experience in Washington, D.C., the readings in this booklet may be incorporated into social studies units on government, political science, or current events. Following an introduction to members of the Reagan Administration and the Supreme Court and to the key issues of the 98th Congress and the 1983 budget, the booklet is divided into 2 sections. Section 1, focusing on domestic policy issues, includes readings on the economy, environment, education, social welfare, civil rights, energy, urban problems, crime, transportation, agriculture, and immigration. Readings in section 2, foreign policy issues, cover the Soviet Union, defense, nuclear proliferation, international trade, world poverty and U.S. foreign aid, Western Europe, Central America and the Caribbean, China, the Arab-Israeli conflict, South Africa, and Namibia. Each reading selection includes the following components: an introduction to the issue; a list of key questions to focus reading; background, current issues, and future outlook on the issue; and a brief debate on the pros and cons of one key question raised in the reading. (LP)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Anthologies, Budgets, Civil Rights, Conflict, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Crime, Current Events, Economics, Educational Policy, Energy, Environment, Federal Programs, Financial Policy, Foreign Policy, Immigrants, International Relations, International Trade, National Defense, Policy Formation, Political Issues, Political Science, Poverty, Public Affairs Education, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Social Services, Social Studies, Technical Assistance, Transportation, United States Government (Course), Urban Areas, Urban Renewal, World Problems
Close Up Foundation, 1235 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: Arab States; Caribbean Islands; Central America; China; Europe (West); Foreign Aid; Israel; South Africa; United States; USSR
Note: For related documents, see SO 015 163-166. Graphs and maps with small type and printed on dark background may not reproduce clearly.