ERIC Number: ED097287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
American Government. Social Studies: 6448.01.
This guide outlines a course of study on American government for grades 10-12. The major intent of the publication is to provide a broad framework of goals and objectives, content, teaching strategies, class activities, and materials related to American government so that teachers may accept the model framework in total or draw ideas from it to incorporate into their lessons. Course goals require that the student: (1) identify and analyze the mutual obligations of a government and its citizenry; (2) differentiate among the various alternatives man has developed to govern himself; (3) infer that the U.S. system of government has evolved from many historical lessons and political experiments; (4) describe the major issues faced by the drafters of the constitution and critically discuss their resolution; (5) analyze and evaluate the evolution of constitutional government in the United States; and (6) propose changes in the U.S. constitution and predict the effect of these changes on our national life. Among the teaching strategies suggested are role-playing, research, debates, oral reports, readings, films, classroom discussions, and many individual or small group activities. Learning activities are provided for each teaching objective. A list of print and nonprint resource materials is also included. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.