ERIC Number: ED120070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Political Issues Skills Kit: Comparing Political Experiences, Experimental Edition.
Gillespie, Judith A.; Lazarus, Stuart
Designed to be an integral part of the second-semester "Comparing Political Experiences" course, this skills kit provides supplementary student activities for four documentary "Political Issues" units. The kit is divided into three sections on skills. The analytical skill section provides exercises on six analytical skills including question asking, hypothesis formation, evidence gathering, generalization, comparison, and alternative futures. The moral reasoning skills section provides a series of moral episodes designed to engage students in dealing with ethical issues in a systematic way. Each exercise is keyed to one of the substantive units in the course. In the final section on participation activities, students learn role-play behavior and specific decision-making, bargaining, conflict-management, and task-implementation skills. The activities in each section vary in level of difficulty in order to provide a variety of choices for teacher and student use. Throughout each of the units, activities from the student materials are sequenced together with activities from the skills kit. (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.