ERIC Number: ED439980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Multidisciplinary Civics Lessons. Teacher's Handbook. Our Democracy: How America Works Series.
Banaszak, Ronald A., Ed.; Khadjenouri, Carol Adair; Laugen, Linda
The lessons in this handbook are multidisciplinary, integrating social, legal, economic, and political content presented in new and thought-provoking ways. The lessons may be used in existing courses for grades 8 and 9 or in creating an interdisciplinary course focusing on civic education. The lessons are entitled: (1) "'More Than Just a Set of Wheels': Gearing Up for Car Ownership"; (2) "Jets over the School Yard: A Dilemma for Students in Megalopolis"; (3) "The Battle over EasyStop: Opposing Viewpoints"; (4) "A Day in the Life of the President"; and (5) "Property and Progress." Information also is provided for teaching a multidisciplinary civics course and using "Our Democracy" project. The volume concludes with a summary and three appendices. (Contains 14 references.) (EH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Pacific Telesis Foundation, San Francisco, CA.
Authoring Institution: Foundation for Teaching Economics, San Francisco, CA.; Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.