ERIC Number: ED092425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher's Guide to the Eighth Grade Course on Our Political System.
Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Project Social Studies Curriculum Center.
The Project Social Studies Curriculum Center at the University of Minnesota developed this teacher's guide for an eighth grade course on Our Political System. The course, part of an articulated curriculum for grades K-12, draws heavily upon political science while using concepts from other social sciences. The emphasis is on decision-making at the level of the individual voter as well as at the level of interest groups and governmental institutions. Most units are developed with the use of case studies. The course is divided into the following six units: Overview of Our Political System; Political Parties and Elections; Executive Process; Legislative Process; Judicial Process; and Decision Making at the Local Level. An introduction to the teacher's guide includes behavioral goals, skills, key concepts, rationale, and teaching strategies. A unit by unit outline of content, a description of the place of the course in the overall curriculum, the unit format, and the adaptation of resource units to specific classes are described. Details on preparation and availability of the materials are followed by charts of the sequential development of concepts and the placement of attitudinal goals. (Author/KSM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Project Social Studies Curriculum Center.