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ERIC Number: ED447014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Pages: 103
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-891306-32-4
Russia's Uncertain Transition: Challenges for U.S. Policy. [Student Book and] Teacher's Resource Book. Public Policy Debate in the Classroom: Choices for the 21st Century Education Project. 4th Edition.
Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Inst. for International Studies.
This teacher resource text and student text are part of a continuing series on current and historical international issues, placing special emphasis on the importance of educating students in their participatory role as citizens. It steps back from the day-to-day turmoil in Russia to examine the issues that most deeply affect the United States. At the core of the unit are four distinct options for U.S. policy. Each option contains a different perspective on the threats and opportunities presented by conditions in Russia. The background reading provides students with the knowledge needed to take part in the debate on the U.S. role in Russia's post-Cold War transition. Part 1 offers an historical overview of U.S. relations with the Russian empire and the Soviet Union. Part 2 surveys the economic and political changes that Russia has undergone since the Soviet collapse, with special attention given to Russia's evolving foreign policy. Part 3 concentrates on the leading challenges facing U.S. policymakers with respect to Russia and its neighbors. An optional reading features an excerpt from a Soviet-era textbook. Includes five- and three-day lesson plans. (BB)
Choices for the 21st Century Education Project, Watson Institute for International Studies, Box 1948, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912 ($15 per teacher/student set); Web site: (
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Inst. for International Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Russia