ERIC Number: ED394015
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Plan for Government & Law (Pre-ASE Level).
A curriculum plan is provided for a pre-ASE (Adult Secondary Education) level class of 12 students. It is designed to be covered in 11 90-minute classes. The plan consists of discussion topics, political cartoons, articles, and the plan for establishing a class government. A breakdown of the social studies test is included to illustrate the importance of understanding government and law for success on the General Educational Development tests. Lessons cover the following topics: introduction, the Constitution, the two-party system, democracy in action--the election process, the executive branch, the legislative branch, the judicial branch, and the amendment process. Each lesson contains an introduction, questions, and important points. Contents of the appendixes include the following: a political terminology checklist; breakdown of practice tests; quotations; newspaper articles and political cartoons; readings on political systems and the Constitution; a highly condensed version of the Constitution; a sample constitution; readings on political parties and reading for information; a short story on town meeting day; readings on officials and the elections, voter registration, and the electoral college; information on reading tables, graphs, and diagrams; a reading on mayors; a short story about a mayor; readings on checks and balances, mistakes of new presidents, and the Bill of Rights. Contains 17 references. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Bureau of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: World Education, Inc., Boston, MA.; System for Adult Basic Education Support, Boston, MA.