ERIC Number: ED243766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Close Up Special Focus: U.S.-Soviet Relations.
Designed to accompany a 4-part video series, this high school unit on U.S.-Soviet relations focuses on each nation's world view, political system, and ideologies. A student handbook and teacher's curriculum guide are included. The student handbook is divided into four chapters. Chapter 1 examines the political and economic system of each country as well as geographic influences on each nation's foreign policy. Chapter 2 puts the current U.S.-Soviet relationship into perspective by examining its evolution. The American-Soviet arms race is highlighted in chapter 3. The final chapter focuses on future relations between the two superpowers. Each chapter contains a section of ideas to guide student reading, a reading selection, excerpts from relevant speeches or news articles, and a chapter summary. Chapters are illustrated with photos, charts, and maps. The student handbook concludes with a 1-page list of references and a glossary. The teacher's curriculum guide describes each chapter of the student handbook and the relationship of this written information to the video series. Also included are suggestions for using video materials in the classroom and specific strategies for teaching and expanding the student readings. Procedures for student simulations and activities such as a debate and a futures wheel are described. (LP)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Economics, Foreign Policy, Futures (of Society), Geography, High Schools, Instructional Materials, International Relations, Learning Activities, National Defense, Nuclear Warfare, Political Science, Social Studies, Units of Study, World Problems
Publications Department, Close Up Foundation, 1235 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 (booklet, $6.00; curriculum guide, $3.50; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: Geopolitics; United States; USSR
Note: Photographs, insets, and illustrations printed on colored paper may not reproduce well. For information on accompanying video series, contact the Close Up Foundation.