ERIC Number: ED120058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Using Political Resources: Political Systems, Unit 2. Comparing Political Experiences, Experimental Edition.
Gillespie, Judith A.; Patrick, John J.
This second of three units to the 12th-grade first-semester "Comparing Political Experiences" course provides 20 student activities that examine political resources such as wealth, skills, status, information, and ideas. The activities and readings are divided into six sections which stress the alternative patterns of political resources found in different political systems. Part 1 introduces the concept of political resources. Part 2 contains six activites in which students use survey research techniques to gain knowledge about political resources in the school. Part 3 compares the patterns of political resources in elite and coalitional political systems. Part 4 is designed to teach students how resources affect political maintenance and change in elite and coalitional political systems. Part 5 compares how political resources affect political development and conflict in elite and coalitional political systems. Finally, in part 6 students examine case studies about the United Nations and China in order to learn how to forecast alternative futures at the national and school levels. Each section contains the necessary student materials and student discussion questions. (Author/DE)
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.