ERIC Number: ED379170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Secrecy and Democracy.
This document, a curriculum guide, grew out of a symposium on the role of secrecy in U.S. foreign policy. The curriculum examines ways in which citizens get information about the government and how government secrecy influences that information. Students analyze covert U.S. involvement in such places as Iran, Guatemala, and Cuba, and consider the ramifications of the secret methods the government has used to further U.S. goals. Following an introduction, the guide offers units on: (1) "Getting Started"; (2) "Rights and Responsibilities"; (3) "Secrecy and Covert Action in Recent Years"; (4) "The Growth of the National Security State"; (5) "Interference with Foreign Governments"; (6) "Secrecy and National Security"; (7) "Checks and Balances"; and (8) "The Limits of Covert Action." The document also includes a timeline, an indication of suggested grade levels for readings, a glossary, and a bibliography. Many of the individual readings present portions of primary source materials for student consideration. Contains 57 references. (SG)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Foreign Policy, International Relations, National Security, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Educators for Social Responsibility, 23 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Educators for Social Responsibility, Cambridge, MA.