ERIC Number: ED308115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
International Relations: Understanding the Behavior of Nations. Teacher's Guide.
Chibucos, Pamela E.
This guide is designed to help teachers develop comprehensive lesson plans to enhance student understanding of why nations compete, why they cooperate, and why they sometimes go to war. Written to accompany a student text of the same title, the guide should help students to: (1) understand the behavior of nations by defining national interest and examining the factors that affect the development of foreign policy; (2) explore how U.S. foreign policy is made and the many factors that influence and affect it; (3) examine the legacies of World War II, from late 1945 to the present; (4) apply the concept of interdependence to international relations today; and (5) evaluate the effectiveness of individual tools of foreign policy in meeting a nation's overall goals. The guide is divided into five units, corresponding to those in the student handbook. Each unit contains student objectives, key terms, a motivator, essay and discussion items, and student activities (three per unit, including at least one handout). Activities require application, analysis, evaluation, research, problem solving, and comparisons. A student pretest and posttest to determine the effectiveness of these materials is also included. The guide contains a variety of objective test items to be used as ready-made tests, as student self-check tests, or as a source for teacher-developed tests. (GEA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Foreign Policy, History, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, International Relations, Objective Tests, Pretests Posttests, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Units of Study, World Affairs
Educational Publications, Close Up Foundation, 1235 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Note: For accompanying student handbook, see SO 019 972.