ERIC Number: ED307207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
U.S.-Soviet Relations. Close Up Special Focus.
Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.
This booklet, part of a video and print educational unit consisting of a student text, a teacher's guide, and four 30-minute videotapes, focuses on the U.S.-Soviet relationship, attempting to distinguish what guides each nation's actions in the world as a whole and with each other. Chapter 1, "Differing World Views," examines how differing geographies, economic systems, and political structures contribute to the competing world views of the United States and the Soviet Union. Chapter 2, "Evolution of U.S.-Soviet Relations," examines the evolution of the current U.S.-Soviet relationship. Topics include the Russian Revolution, World War II, the Cold War, bipolar politics, the Cuban Missile Crisis, detente, and arms control. Chapter 3, "A Critical Issue: The Arms Race," highlights the arms race as the issue that causes the most friction between the superpowers. A history of the arms race is presented, its current state is assessed, and its future course is briefly discussed. In chapter 4, "In Pursuit of Peace," distinguished U.S. and Soviet leaders give their opinions of the direction in which U.S.-Soviet relations should proceed. The viewpoints of U.S. Army General Omar Bradley, Soviet Ambassador Anatoly F. Dobrynin, and U.S. Ambassador Malcolm Toon are presented. A glossary of terms is provided. Twenty-eight references are included. (GEA)
Descriptors: Disarmament, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Futures (of Society), History Instruction, Instructional Materials, International Relations, National Security, Peace, Politics, Reading Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Treaties, War, World Affairs
Educational Publications, Close Up Foundation, 1235 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 ($7.00; $14.00 for both booklets plus $4.25 postage and handling; $199.00 for set of 4 videotapes, $75.00 for individual tapes, add 10% postage and handling for tapes).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Location: United States; USSR