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ERIC Number: ED476017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Pages: 73
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Panama Canal Treaties: How Treaties Are Ratified.
Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, Atlanta, GA.
Documents diaries, letters, drawings, and memoirs created by those who participated in or witnessed the events of the past tell something that even the best-written article or book cannot convey. The use of primary sources exposes students to important historical concepts. This lesson plan is built around U.S. President Jimmy Carter's negotiation of treaties with Panama for the return of the Panama Canal and steering those treaties through the Senate ratification process. The lesson plan states that the objective is to offer students an understanding of how the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government, influenced by popular opinion, work toward the ratification of a treaty. It provides background historical information for teachers and a timeline that follows President Jimmy Carter's activities. Student materials include: timeline; terms of treaties; executive branch (list 1); legislative (U.S. Senate) branch (list 2); list of documents; looking for documents (sheet 2); and looking at cartoons (sheet 3). The lesson plan provides detailed instructions for teachers regarding classroom implementation. It contains 16 primary source documents. (BT)
Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307-1498. Tel: 404-331-3942; Fax: 404-730-2215; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Panama