ERIC Number: ED241436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Garrahy, Dennis J.
One of a series of social studies units designed to develop the reading and writing skills of low achievers, this student activity book focuses on the theme of political systems and beliefs. The unit can be used for high school classes, individual study in alternative and continuing high schools, and adult education classes. Following an introduction to political systems, the unit is divided into sections on communism, fascism, Adolph Hitler, socialism, and capitalism. Each section contains a short reading which places the political system in its historical context. Vocabulary and skill in distinguishing sounds are stressed throughout. An appendix contains supplementary readings and comprehension exercises on the Russian Revolution and Mussolini, and a comparison of the different political systems. (LP)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Anthologies, Beliefs, Capitalism, Communism, Content Area Reading, Continuing Education, Current Events, Fascism, High Schools, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Low Achievement, Nontraditional Education, Political Influences, Political Science, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs, Revolution, Skill Development, Slow Learners, Social Studies, Socialism, Teaching Guides, Units of Study, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Vista Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: Hitler (Adolf); Mussolini (Benito); Russia; Russian History
Note: For the teacher's guide, see SO 015 490; for other social studies units, see SO 015 491-497.