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ERIC Number: ED433263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 550
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0161-6641
Current Issues: Critical Policy Choices Facing the Nation and the World. 1999 Edition [and] Teacher's Guide.
Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA.
This student text and teacher's guide feature current events and policy issues that are in discussion today. The books offer background on important domestic and foreign policy issues and present arguments from both sides of key issues. The books are divided into three sections. Section 1, "The Federal Government," contains: (1) "The Clinton Administration"; (2) "Congress"; and (3) "The Supreme Court." Section 2, "Domestic Policy Issues," includes: (1) "The Federal Budget"; (2) "Constitutional Rights"; (3) "Crime and Drugs"; (4) "The Economy"; (5) "Education"; (6) "Health Care and Aging"; (7) "Immigration"; (8) "The Media"; (9) "Poverty"; and (10) "Women and Minorities." Section 3, "Foreign Policy Issues," contains: (1) "Defense"; (2) "Democracy and Human Rights"; (3) "The Global Environment"; (4) "International Trade"; (5) "Weapons Proliferation"; (6) "World Poverty and Foreign Aid"; (7) "East Asia"; (8) "Europe and Russia"; (9) "Latin America"; and (10) "The Middle East." A 60-item list of books and articles that provide further information and perspectives on many of the topics covered is given. The teacher's guide contains lesson plans for each unit. Also included are unit test materials, unit test answers, student handouts, and student handouts for the basic edition. (LB)
Close Up Foundation, 44 Canal Center Plaza, Alexandria, VA 22314-1592; Tel: 800-256-7387 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.closeup.org ($13.95 student text; $15.95 teacher guide).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA.