ERIC Number: ED129691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
President at Work, Student Book [And] Teachers Guide. The Lavinia and Charles P. Schwartz Citizenship Project.
Matthews, Anne R.
This curriculum unit for citizenship education deals with the office of the President of the United States. It emphasizes how a president exercises the powers of his office. Attention is also focused on the changing role of the presidency in recent years, including the power to make war and peace, downgraded importance of the Cabinet, and upgraded importance of the White House staff and presidential assistants. Chapters focus on (1) the president's inaugural address; (2) the president's staff and Cabinet; (3) how the president works with Congress; (4) the president's role as Commander-in-Chief; (5) the decision-making process; (6) the president's role as leader of the nation; and (7) the president's role as leader of the political party. Examples such as political cartoons and case studies from recent history illuminate the textual material by illustrating how presidential functions have been implemented in the past. For instance, the Cuban Missile Crisis is used as a case study of the decision-making process. Also, discussion questions are interspersed throughout the text. A teacher's guide is included which provides suggested readings for the teacher and ongoing, chapter, and culminating activities which involve inquiry exercises, in-depth discussion, and research projects. (Author/ND)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Graduate School of Education.
Note: For related documents, see SO 009 469-474