ERIC Number: ED452123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Challenge of Governance. Teacher's Guide [and Student Text]. W.M. Keck Foundation Series.
Croddy, Marshall; Degelman, Charles; Hayes, Bill
This teacher's guide and student text is the fourth volume in the W. M. Keck Foundation Series. The guide, which is designed to provide instructional support for classroom use of "The Challenge of Governance," gives teachers an opportunity to review content from the National Standards for Civics and Government for High School with students in a systematic and comprehensive manner. In addition, the materials use interactive methodology that provides students with intellectual and critical thinking skill building, also required by the standards. The guide provides recommended lesson sequences incorporating readings, directed discussions, and interactive activities supported by reproducible handouts. Each lesson is structured with an overview, learning objectives, standards addressed, preparation needed for the lesson, and step-by-step procedures. The student text considers one of the basic challenges of every society: establishing and maintaining a proper government. The text is designed to supplement U.S. government courses and to help students gain proficiency in meeting the National Standards for Civics and Government. The text also provides background readings, directed discussions, and interactive activities addressing both intellectual and participatory skill development. Both the teacher's guide and the student text contain the following lessons: (1) "The Constitution and Governance"; (2) "Constitutional Limitations on Government"; (3) "A Democratic Republic"; (4) "The Civil Society"; (5) "Diversity and Equality"; (6) "Conflicts"; (7) "National Government and Taxation"; (8) "State and Local Government"; (9) "The Role of the Judiciary"; (10) "Setting the Public Agenda"; (11) "Voting and Selecting Political Leaders"; (12) "Public Policy"; (13) "America's Foreign Policy"; (14) "America and New Global Realities"; (15) "Citizenship and Rights"; and (16) "Civic Participation and Responsibility." (BT)
Descriptors: Agenda Setting, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Court Role, Critical Thinking, Government Role, High Schools, Political Issues, Public Policy, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Thinking Skills, United States Government (Course), Voting
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: W. M. Keck Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.