ERIC Number: ED261936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
The Soviets: What is the Conflict about? 1985 National Issues Forum.
Melville, Keith; Landau, David
Appropriate for secondary school social studies or community programs, this publication considers United States-Soviet conflict. The first of four sections, "US-Soviet Relations at the Crossroads," looks at different American perceptions of the Soviet Union. "Regional Conflicts, Global Ambitions" focuses on Nicaragua as a case study of increasing Soviet influence that has arisen in other areas over the past 40 years and considers how the United States should respond to this influence. "Trading with the Soviets" questions whether it is in the United States' interests to broaden U.S.-Soviet contacts through trade and cultural exchange. "Aggressive Intentions, Defensive Reactions" looks at the controversy over building American defenses in the arms race. "New Rules for Superpower Relations?" examines how the superpower rivalry should be managed. Readings are accompanied by political cartoons and photographs. Supplementary material includes a reading list, acknowledgements, a materials order form, and two copies of a questionnaire concerning participants' views before and after the study of this topic. (LP)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Conflict, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Instructional Materials, International Relations, International Trade, National Security, Policy Formation, Secondary Education, Social Studies, World Affairs
Order Dept., Domestic Policy Association, 5335 Far Hills Ave., Dayton, OH 45429 ($3.00; three topics available in one VHS videotape, $25.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Students
Sponsor: Domestic Policy Association, Dayton, OH.
Authoring Institution: Public Agenda Foundation, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: USSR