ERIC Number: ED125975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
A More Perfect Union: The American Government. Materials for Using American Issues Forum in the American History Classroom, Topic IV, Part III.
Hubbard, Gail F.
This booklet presents teacher-developed units of study on the American government for eleventh-grade students. The materials are Part III of a set of classroom strategies intended to help secondary students examine American history in light of the issues identified by the American Issues Forum. Students make posters, interview local government officials, listen to guest speakers, analyze graphs and charts, develop a plan to help New York City deal with its financial problems, and participate in classroom discussions. The content of the units deals with the relationships among federal, state, and local governments, particularly as they deal with the problems of taxation, the problems created by the bureaucracy, and the financial problems facing New York City. Because the materials are self-contained, they may be used directly by students and are easily adapted for individualized instruction. The units are in field-test condition. Suggestions for modifications or substitutions are welcome. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Federal Government, Grade 11, History Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Local Government, Political Science, Secondary Education, Social Studies, State Government, Taxes, Teacher Developed Materials, United States Government (Course), United States History, Units of Study, Urban Problems
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.