ERIC Number: ED309121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Democracy in Action: 40 Years, Federal Republic of Germany. A Practical Guide for Teachers.
Reeve, Ines; And Others
This guide celebrates the 40th anniversary, in 1989, of the Federal Republic of Germany and is designed to provide an opportunity to review how firmly the principles of democracy have become established in the people and the government of West Germany today. Part 1 gives an overview of the West German democratic experience, covering such topics as the historical background of the Federal Republic, the development of the Basic Law (Grundgesetz), political parties, social programs, security and peace, trends in education, and demographic changes. A time line of related political and economic events, a glossary of German political terms, and a list of 30 publications on the Federal Republic are included. Part 2, "Teaching Strategies and Getting the Word Out about German Events," contains six teaching suggestions for elementary and intermediate levels, nine instructional suggestions for advanced or high school level, a lesson plan for comparing the U.S., French, and West German constitutions, and suggestions for organizing activities concerned with the Federal Republic of Germany. The guide is illustrated with photographs, charts, and maps. (PPB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Democracy, Democratic Values, Elementary Secondary Education, European History, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, International Relations, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Political Attitudes, Political Science, School Activities, Social Studies, Social Values
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association of Teachers of German.
Identifiers - Location: West Germany