ERIC Number: ED289815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Teaching about National Security: Instructional Strategies and Lessons for High School Courses in History, Government, Geography, Economics.
Remy, Richard C.; And Others
The instructional techniques illustrated in this book present a method of infusing national security issues into the five principal social studies courses of U.S. history, world history, U.S. government, economics, and geography. Chapter 1 discusses the meaning and evolution of the term national security in its general and educational contexts. The origins and current state of national security as a field of study is outlined in chapter 2. Key themes and concepts providing a conceptual framework for curriculum development are also provided in chapter 2. Instructional strategies and 15 sample classroom lessons that illustrate each strategy are described in chapters 3 through 10. Each lesson is a complete instructional activity, containing instructional objectives and suggested procedures as well as material that can be readily duplicated for students. Suggested procedures to use to integrate the lesson with the classroom textbook are provided for each lesson. The instructional strategies employed include concept learning, decision making, case study, analysis of primary sources, role-playing, mapping exercises, interpretation of data in tables, charts and graphs, and issue analysis. The book concludes with a 35-item annotated bibliography on national security issues. (SM)
Descriptors: Charts, Class Activities, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Guides, Data Interpretation, Economics, Geography, Graphs, Instructional Materials, Learning Strategies, Map Skills, National Security, Nuclear Warfare, Primary Sources, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Simulation, Social Studies, Tables (Data), Teaching Methods, United States Government (Course), United States History, World History
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Mershon Center.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.
Note: The exemplary lessons presented in this book are taken from five books of lessons developed by the National Security in the Nuclear Age Project (NSNA), an activity of the Mershon Center's Citizenship Development for a Global Age Program (Ohio State University). Also sponsored by the W. Alton Jones Foundation, Charlottesville, VA.