ERIC Number: ED086610
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Congress in Action: Social Studies. 6448.03.
The publication is an outline of a grade 10-12 course which analyzes congressional functions through a study of the evolution of Congress and examines current legislative actions and their influencing forces. Courses objectives are as follows: 1) to identify and study the factors which affect the legislative process; 2) to analyze the recruitment process in the legislative branch; 3) to critically examine the roles played by congressmen; 4) to evaluate congress as a self-governing institution; 5) to investigate congressional performance of its special powers; and, 6) to propose reforms in the legislative branch and to predict their effect on political life. The content is presented through the use of textual and audiovisual materials. The variety of teaching techniques used include inquiry, class discussion, individual and group projects, case studies, and role-playing activities. The guide is divided into sections which contain broad goals, a content outline, objectives, and learning activities and materials. A bibliography of recommended textual and audiovisual course materials is attached. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Content, Course Objectives, Curriculum Guides, Government (Administrative Body), Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Group Activities, Instructional Materials, Political Science, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, United States Government (Course), Units of Study
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Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.