ERIC Number: ED121634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov-4
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Watergate: The Waterloo of a President. ETC Simulation Number 1.
Hostrop, Richard W.
This simulation involves secondary school students in a reenactment of the political period of 1971-1974 and the Watergate scandal. By taking on the roles of the various persons and committees involved with Watergate and by representing their views, students (1) learn about the pre-Watergate political atmosphere of divisiveness in the United States brought on by the Vietnam War; (2) examine the significance of the Watergate scandal, discussing how the break-in has affected U.S. election laws; and (3) become involved in the impeachment process. Students are assigned roles two days to a week prior to classroom enactment of the simulation so that they can research the personalities that they are to play. From 19 to 50 students can complete the simulation in three hours. A classroom discussion follows the simulation. This publication lists the simulation objectives, provides step-by-step instructions for the teacher to follow, contains questions for review, supplies summarization and reinforcement, and provides all the student materials necessary for implementation. A short bibliography of related books is also provided. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Civics, Instructional Materials, Objectives, Political Science, Presidents, Questioning Techniques, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Simulation, Teaching Methods, United States Government (Course), United States History
ETC Publications, P. O. Drawer 1627-A, Palm Springs, California 92262 ($4.95)
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