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Vontz, Thomas S.; Drake, Sarah E. – 2001
This digest addresses teaching about the U.S. Congress. The digest addresses the constitutional foundations of the U.S. Congress, including the Virginia Plan, the New Jersey Plan, representation, bicameralism, and the balance of power between state and federal government and among the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the federal…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government
Drake, Sarah E.; Vontz, Thomas S. – 2000
This ERIC digest addresses (1) the constitutional foundations of the U.S. presidency, (2) how the role of chief executive has changed through the years, and (3) Internet resources for teaching about the U.S. presidency. The digest discusses the Philadelphia Convention (1787), dominant issues guiding the creation of the chief executive's role,…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government
Parker, Walter C., Ed. – 2002
Liberal democracies depend on the knowledge, character, and imagination of their citizens. Three assumptions underlie this collection of essays on democracy and education: (1) democracy is morally superior to autocracy, whether religious or secular, utopian or mundane; (2) democracies are rare historically and inherently fragile; and (3) there can…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Cultural Context, Curriculum Development