ERIC Number: ED422200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Comparative Lessons for Democracy: A Collaborative Effort of Educators from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Russia, and the United States.
Fischer, John M., Ed.; Shinew, Dawn M., Ed.
This set of collaborative lessons and teacher resources offers a unique focus on Central and Eastern Europe and the tremendous changes of the last decades. Thirty-five lessons present material about the history and government of Central and Eastern European nations and ask students to use comparative analysis with their own nation's history and government. The countries featured are the Czech Republic, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Poland, the Russian Federation, and the United States. The emphasis is on active teaching and learning methods. The materials are divided into four major sections with a schematic organization. The organizing questions include: (1) "Historical Connections - What Are the Connections between the Past and Present?"; (2)"Transitions: Comparative Trends: What Are the Challenges Inherent to Any Form of Change or Transition?"; (3) "Constitutionalism and Democracy: Comparative Issues - How Are the Components of Constitutionalism and Democracy Reflected in Government?"; and (4) "Citizens' Rights and Civil Society: How Do Emerging Democracies Protect Citizens' Rights and Promote the Growth of a Civil Society?" A guide to instructional support materials is also provided along with the appendices offerings of the constitutions of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Poland, the Russian Federation, and the United States. (EH)
Descriptors: Change, Citizenship Education, Civics, Foreign Countries, Global Education, Instructional Materials, International Relations, Modern History, Political Science, Secondary Education, Social Change, Social Studies, World History
Center for Civic Education, 5146 Douglas Fir Road, Calabasas, CA 91302-1467; telephone: 818-591-9321.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; United States Information Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Civic Education, Calabasas, CA.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Mershon Center.
Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic; Hungary; Latvia; Poland; Russia