ERIC Number: ED243764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Bandy, Patricia, Ed.
Designed to encourage informed and critical thinking on contemporary political issues and processes, the articles, case studies, and activities in this student handbook can be incorporated into secondary school social studies units on government or current events. Eight chapters cover the presidency, the federal bureaucracy, the Congress, the Supreme Court and the judicial branch of government, special interest groups, the media, the electoral process, and federalism. Within each chapter, articles written by Republicans, Democrats, liberals and conservatives, public officials and private citizens convey a balanced picture of America's diverse political environment. A case study in each chapter illustrates how the major political actors and institutions operate. Topics covered include the controversy at the Environmental Protection Agency, the desegregation of public schools, media coverage of the Vietnam War, and President Reagan's budget and tax battles with Congress. Appendices contain a glossary and a copy of the Constitution. (LP)
Descriptors: Budgets, Bureaucracy, Case Studies, Conflict, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Court Role, Current Events, Elections, Federal Government, Financial Policy, Foreign Policy, Government (Administrative Body), Government Role, Governmental Structure, Instructional Materials, Leaders, Learning Activities, Legislation, Lobbying, Policy Formation, Political Attitudes, Political Issues, Political Science, Presidents, Public Affairs Education, Public Agencies, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States Government (Course), United States History
Publications Department, Reference: ERIC, Close Up Foundation, 1235 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 ($8.00, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: Congress; Federalism; Media Role; Special Interest Groups; Supreme Court
Note: For a related document, see ED 237 409. Charts and case studies printed on dark paper may not reproduce clearly.