ERIC Number: ED395883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Race and Affirmative Action. Teacher's Guide.
Sass, Charles R.
Designed to help students better understand the controversial issue of affirmative action, this teacher's guide supplements the thirty-minute instructional videotape of the same name. The videotape explores the history of affirmative action in the United States, including its successes, failures, and future. The videotape and the teacher's guide should help students to: (1) trace the history of the civil rights movement and the development of affirmative action; (2) understand the goals of affirmative action and the program's implications for Americans; (3) compare and contrast the perspectives and viewpoints Americans have about affirmative action; and (4) develop informed opinions about affirmative action. The guide contains four activities that involve class discussions and small-group work. Student handouts are provided. The active learning approach encourages students to go beyond recognition or knowledge of facts to begin analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating the issues and concepts being studied. (LH)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Citizenship Education, Civics, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Discriminatory Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Protection, Instructional Materials, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, Minority Groups, Racial Integration, Racial Segregation, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, United States History
Close Up Publishing, 44 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, VA 22314 (30-minute videotape and this "Teacher's Guide": $59.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: Close Up Program; Fourteenth Amendment; United States Constitution
Note: Matching videotape not available from ERIC.