ERIC Number: ED308118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Perspectives: Readings on Contemporary American Government.
Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.
This document is composed of readings and activities concerning the government of the United States. The main topics addressed are: the Constitution, the Presidency, the Congress, the Judiciary, the bureaucracy, interest groups, the media, and the people. Each section begins with an introductory reading, followed by essays from prominent citizens and government officials, case studies, and activities. Contributing authors include Mario Cumo, Phyllis Schlafly, Ronald Reagan, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William Bennett, Albert Gore, Jr., Sarah McClendon, and Curtis Gans. Topics cover such issues as states' rights, presidential power, representation and the legislative process, balancing individual rights and the needs of society, the role of the federal government in education, lobbyists and lobbying, freedom of press and the law, the dangers of voter apathy, and political activism in the United States. A reprint of the U.S. Constitution and its amendments are included. (GEA)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Responsibility, Court Litigation, Court Role, Foreign Policy, High Schools, History, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Mass Media, Presidents of the United States, Reading Materials, Social Studies, United States Government (Course), United States History
Educational Publications, Close Up Foundation, 1235 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution