ERIC Number: ED388589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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Teaching Classical Political Theory and the U.S. Constitution in High School Latin and Social Studies.
Cleary, Marie, Ed.
High school teachers of social studies and Latin can use the lessons in this guide to convey to students a deeper appreciation of the U.S. Constitution and simultaneously restore an awareness of the relevance of the classics to most human and political questions. Each adaptable plan is intended to supplement or complement a course in social studies (world, Western, U.S. history and government) or Latin (beyond introductory) or both. This booklet contains five lesson plans. The lessons are: (1) "A Team Approach: The Classical Concept of Civic Virtue in the Modern World"; (2) "Classical Education in Early America"; (3) "'Virtus' and 'Pietas': Foundations of Citizenship in a Republic"; (4) "Tiberius: Touchstone of Tyranny? (A Research/Role Playing Unit for Latin II)"; and (5)"Milestones in Ancient and Modern Western Thought." Each lesson plan suggests subject areas and grade levels where it can be used effectively, length of units, list of assigned readings, an introduction to the lesson by its developer, and a description of the teaching plan. The appendices contain a synopsis of institute lectures and readings; a bibliography of required institute readings (16 items) and of selected secondary literature on themes related to the institute (170 items); brief biographies of seven classical writers noted for political thought; and, a list of four recent textbooks on teaching the classics. (LH)
Descriptors: Classical Literature, Curriculum Enrichment, High Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Latin, Social Studies, United States History
Five Colleges, Inc., Box 740 Amherst, MA 01004 ($5 plus postage, make checks payable to Holy Cross College).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.; National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution