ERIC Number: ED395879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
We the People: The President and the Constitution. Instructor's Guide.
Sass, Charles R.
This teacher's guide is designed to accompany the five-part videotape, "We the People: The President and the Constitution." The videotape draws on interviews with four of the five most recent presidents: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan. The videotape examines issues including: (1) the criteria each president employed when choosing advisers; (2) the rivalry between the executive and legislative branches of government; (3) the role of the president in the formulation and execution of foreign policy; and (4) the role of president in domestic affairs. The teacher's guide will help students learn about presidential power and understand the intricate workings of the office of the president. The activities in each of the five lessons provide a variety of educational experiences for students, many of which develop higher-order thinking skills. All of the activities involve class discussions or small-group work. The active learning approach encourages students to go beyond recognition or knowledge of facts to begin analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating the issues and concepts under study. (LH)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Instructional Materials, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, Presidents of the United States, Thinking Skills, United States History
Close Up Publishing, 44 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, VA 22314 (119-minute, five-part videotape and this Guide: $79.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: Carter (Jimmy); Close Up Program; Ford (Gerald R); Nixon (Richard M); Reagan (Ronald); United States Constitution
Note: Prepared in conjunction with the Trust for the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution. Matching videotape not available from ERIC.