ERIC Number: ED312203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Current Issues Teacher's Guide.
Greenawald, G. Dale; And Others
Intended to help students and teachers make the best use of the companion "Current Issues" text, this teacher's guide provides a variety of instructional activities. It includes lesson plans for each chapter in the text, including the introduction, that may be used exactly as written or modified. The lesson plans use instructional strategies that help students develop a variety of citizenship skills. Each lesson includes student objectives, a list of terms and concepts, a focus skill such as collecting, organizing, and analyzing information, and three to five learning activities. The first learning activity (a motivational exercise introducing students to the issue and helping them recognize the personal significance of it) is followed by a series of in-depth learning activities that increase student understanding of the issue. Each lesson also includes three enrichment activities that can be used to offer extra credit assignments. The guide contains a section of unit test materials that can be reproduced. The test materials for each unit include ten objective true-false items, focusing on the lower level recall of basic information, and six to ten subjective items that require students to use higher level cognitive skills. An answer key is included. The last section in the guide contains 34 worksheets for student use throughout the course study. (JB)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Citizenship Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Enrichment Activities, Federal Government, Lesson Plans, Policy, World Affairs
Close Up Foundation, 1235 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 ($9.00; free with purchase of 25 copies of Current Issues text).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Note: For student text, see SO 020 311.