ERIC Number: ED120057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Observing Political Systems, Teacher's Guide: Political Systems, Unit One. Comparing Political Experiences, Experimental Edition.
Gillespie, Judith A.; Patrick, John J.
This teacher's guide to unit one of the first-semester "Comparing Political Experiences" course provides teaching instructions to meet the unit objectives. After an introductory review of the general objectives, the guide outlines specific instructional objectives and procedures for each of the 18 activities described in the 12th-grade student materials. Each instructional procedure is designed to provide students with ample opportunities to acquire and use knowledge and skills described by the ojbectives. For example, to help students achieve mastery of concepts such as political resources or political activities, students are given repeated opportunities to use the concepts to organize and interpret information and to build descriptive and explanatory generalizations. Finally, lessons require students to apply the knowledge and skills to the solution of a fresh problem or exercise. Appendices include teacher reaction forms, answers to questions posed in the textbook, and role descriptions for participants in role-play activities. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Civics, Class Activities, Course Content, Course Objectives, Grade 12, Instructional Materials, Political Influences, Political Science, Politics, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Social Studies, Systems Concepts, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, United States Government (Course), Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Studies Development Center, Bloomington, IN.; American Political Science Association, Washington, DC.