ERIC Number: ED065385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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American Civilization in Historic Perspective, Part I. A Guide for Teaching Social Studies, Grade 11.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.
This teaching guide offers illustrative and reference materials that are both narrative and graphic on the three topics of Mass Media, Conflicting Ideologies, and Social Control. The objective is to furnish primary materials on these topics not easily available to teachers. Emphasis is on organizing the selections as short cases or studies. Related understandings are grouped together to emphasize this approach. The inductive method encourages students to examine the presentations objectively, analyze and interpret them in terms of the medium, and consider the historic development of the issues. Section 1, Mass Media, presents a study of the Power of the Press: A Case Study of the Tweed Ring, and the Mass Media Today, including the Agnew address and related material on network censorship. In section 2, Conflicting Ideologies, variations in the role and attitude of the pacifist in different periods of U.S. history and conflicting views regarding the influence of Communism in American life are given. The purpose of section 3, Social Control, is to develop some understanding of the limitations which must be observed, even in time of crisis, when hysteria urges the forgetting of those values of individual rights and human dignity which are implicit in democracy. The Japanese-Americans in World War II are examined. (SJM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communism, Grade 11, Historiography, Induction, Peace, Political Issues, Propaganda, Public Opinion, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, United States History
Publications Distribution Unit, Finance Section, State Education Department, Albany, New York 12224 ($1.00)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.