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DOCUMENT RESUMEED 232 928so 014 811TITLEReference Sheet on Political Science end AmericanGovernment.INSTITUTIONERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social ScienceEducation, Boulder, Colo.PUB DATEJul 82NOTE14p.; The order blank, list, and-brochure referred toon pege one are not inCluded with the document-PUB TYPEInformation Analyses - tRIC Information AnalysisProducts (071)Reference MaterialsBibliographies (131)/EDRS'PRICEMF01/PC01 Plus Postage.DESCRIPTORSAnnotated BibliographieS; *Civics;. Educational Games;*Instructional Materials; Nonprintedia; *PoliticalScience; Professional Associations; *sourceMaterials; Secondary Education; Simulati;Textbooks; *United States'Government (Cour e)IDENTIFIERSPF ProjectABSTRACTTeaching civics, Political science, and government atall levels is the topic cif this annotated bibliography. The followingkinds and amounts of materials are cited: (1)8 citations from',"Resources in Education" (RIE);(2)9 citations from "Current Indexto Journals in Education" (CIJE); (3) 42 commercially available'"Student and Teacher Materials" (15 textbooks, 7 supplementary printmaterials, 9 multimedia programs, 6 games and simulations, and 54teacher resources); (4) 4 related professional organizations that mayprove helpful in this area; and (5) 3 purnals and newsletters.(DC)\sReproductions supplied by EDRS are the best that can be madefromhe original document.*************************** ******************************************* "PERMISSION TO REPRODUCE THISMATERIAL HAS BEEN GRANTED BYCO(NJCr"re'REFERENCE SHEET2F--1C.ON'POLITICAL SCIENCE AND AMERICAN GOVERNMENTTO THE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCESINFORMATION CENTER (ERIC)."CNESSERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education.Boulder, COFRom ERIC/ChESS TO YOU.CONTACT A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONThis reference sheet is provided as a serv-American Academy of Political and Socialice of ERIC/ChESS.It is intended to indicateScience\. wthe variety of useful materials available bylisting a sampling of current materials'and.resources representing various educational stri=tegies and a diversity of developers or publish-'ers.It is our hope that this document willassistjou to broaden your search for appropri-ate, stimulating, and pedagogically sound educa-tional materials.We welcome'your interest andhopethat ERIC/ChESS may be of further serviceto yOu in the future.WHEN YOU ARE READY:--to order ERIC documents, write:ERIC Document Reproduction ServiceComputer Microfilm International Corp.P.O. Box 190Arlington, VA22210(See enclosed order blank)--to do.a search through ERIC:locate a resource center maintaining an ERICcollection from the enclosed list, and selectdocUments under the descriptors PoliticalScience and United States Government (course).--to have a computer search' done on your topic:fill'in the enclosed computer search servicebrochure and mail back to ERIC/ChESS.********A******If you have any further questions or need'information on any topic'in the area of socialstudies/social science educa

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tion, please let usknow by letter to ERIC/ChESS, 855 Broadway,Boulder, Colorado 80302, or by phone (303)492-8434.3937 Chestnut StreetPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania19104American Political Science Association1527 New Hampshire'Avenue,.N.W.Washington, D.C.20036CloseUp Foundation1235 Jefferson Davis HighwayArlington, Virginia22202Institute for Political and Legal Education1207 Delsea DriveRD 44--Box 209Sewell, New Jersey08080***************jOURNALS AND NEWSLETTERSAmerican Political Science ReviewAmerican Political Science Association(See address above)International Journal Of Political EducationElsevier Scientific Publishing Co.Box 2111000 AE Amsterdam, The NetherlandsTeaching Political ScienceSage Ptiblications, Inc.275 South Beverly DriveBeverly Hills, California 90212t )***************U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF EDUCATIONEDUCATIONAL RESOURCES INFORMATIONCENTER (ERIC)XThis document has been reproduced asreceived from the person or organizationoriginating it.Minor changes have been made to improvereproduction qualityPoints of view or opinions stated in this document do not necessarily represent official NIEposition or policy.July 1982 WHAT'S AVAILABLE FROM ERIC?Currentdocumentsinsocialstudies and social science educationare abstracted, indexed, and announcedinRESOURCESIN EDUCATION (RIE).Alldocuments must be orderedfrdmtheERICDocumentReproduction. Service,P.O.Box190,Arlington, VA 22210,unlessotherwisenoted..Bothmicrofiche(MF)and paper copy(Pc)price codes are listed.When order-ing-, be sure to list the ED-number,specify either mi. or,PC, and enclose acheck or money order.- Postage must beincluded.See the1enc1osed EDRS orderformorRIEfor" prices and postalrates.ED 210 207.TEACHERHIES062CE MANUAL FOR CIVICS,edited by Melinda R.Smith.1981.191 pp.EDRS price:MF01/PC0q plus postage.,The learning actOities in this resourcemanual supplement three commonly taught units inthe secondary ciVics curriculum:law, govern-ment, and consumer econoMlcs.Although gearedtoward ninth-grade studenL, the activities can'generally be adapted for stilents at differentskill levels.A variety of teaching strategiesare used--brainstorming, opi ion polls/surveys,role plays, simulations, casstudies, and fieldtrips.1ED 207 892.POLITICAL DISCOVERY RESOURCE BOOK.1981.85 pp.EDRS price:LIF01/PC04 plus post-age.This resource book for s4condary studentsdescribes various aspects ofederal, state, andlocal political processes.Tie first part ofthe book deals with the federal government andincludes a glossary of terms, a discussion ofthe separation of powers, and a description ofthe duties and responsibilities of the parts ofthe federal government. -The second part of thebook focuses on the statelovernment in Massa-chusetts.The third section deals with localgovernment at the county, city, and town levels.Last, a "Political Discovery Action Manual" pro-vides students with tips on how to fight city.hall, how to register, how to get to the nationalconvention, how to run for office, and ho

3 w to use.the media.ED 204 220.ANALYZING-
w to use.the media.ED 204 220.ANALYZING-CRIME AND CRIME CONTROL:A RESOURCE GUIDE, by Ruth I. Butterfield andothers.1981.70 pp.EDRS price:MF01 pluspatage.PC available only from Joint Council onEconomic Education, 1212 Avenue of the Americas,New York, New York10036 ($4.50)..This document, the fourth in a series ofresource guides emphasizing economic/politicalanalysis of contemporary public policies andiistes, focuses on crime control.Designed as a 'three-week unit for secondary students, the guideis presented in three sections.The introductionjpresents an economic and political science frame-work for policy analysis and discusses the inte-gration of economics and political science.ToPics in the second section include the incidenceand costs of crime, attitudes toward crime, theeconomics of crime, juvenile courts, and publicpolicy choices.The third section Contains six,learning activities./ED 179 475.A MULTI-MEDIA APPROACH TO TEACHINGLOCAL GOVERNMENT ON THE SECONDARY LEVEL, by J.-Hugh McTeer and Barry N. Jackson.' 1979.38 pp.EDRS price:MF01/PCO2 plus postage.This document offers numerous examples ofhow to use the media in teaching local governmentand explains how to create appropriate materials.Suggestions include use of newspapers, local radioprograms, and forms and pamphlets from the officesof such officials as the court clerk and tax com-missioner; preparing slide shows; using trans-parencies; creating circuit boards; and usingcomputers.Field trips ancl,a voter registrationprogram are also suggested.ED 174 520.MID-U.S.A., MAKING WORMED DECI-SIONS:USING STUDENT ACTIVITIES, by Donald A.Scovel and Phillip J. Nelson.1979.EDRS price:MF01 plus postage; PC not available from EDRS.This document presents a series of learningactivities focusing on the role of state govern-ment inAmerican society.It is intended forsenior or junior high scbool students.Studentsconsider how state laws affect their daily lives,participate in community service projects, andgauge class and public opinion through attitudinalinstruments and polling techniques.Topics-2-3 covered include state constitutions, legislators,governors, revenue, voting, running for office,.marriage and divorce, marijuana, and writing awill.ED 171 610.MANUAL FOB.DEVELOPING A STUDENTINTERN PROGRAM IN CITIZENSHIP AND GOVERNMENT:AN ADOPTER'S GUIDE, by Tonia S. Sober.1979:130 pp.EDRS price:MF01/PC06 plus postage.This guide provides a model for an intern-,ship program for high school seniors. Eased ona program used in Oregon, the model can be incor-porated into existing high school civics orgovernment courses.The purpose of the modelprogram is to place seniors as interns* in com-munity government and service agencies.Thedocument's six chapters provide detailed infor-mation on setting up, operating, and evaluatingthe program.ED 167 467.POLITICAL EDUCATION COMPETENCIESK-12.1979.9 pp.EDRS price:MF01/PC01 pluspostage.Cognitive and behavior objectives for aK-12 political education program are outlined.Four major categories

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of competencies are pre-sented:(1) understanding the essential rolesof government in any society, (2) knowledge ofthe structure and functioning of the Americangovernment at the national, state, and locallevels, (3) understanding the political processand civic participation, and (4) commitment tohuman rights.Within each category, competenciesare suggested for primary, intermediate, andsecondary students.ED 164 434.SOCIAL STUDIES:SEMESTER ELECTIVESFOR GRADE 12.1978.94 pp.EDRS price:MF01/PC04 plus postage.Major concepts and generalizations relatedto economics and American government are pre-.sented in a syllabus intended for Inh-gradesocial studies teachers.Using Cile guide,teachers develop and implement strategies thatwill help students understand wore advancedeconomic and political concepts.Topics relatedto U.S. government include the nature of govern-ment, how to identify and discuss issues, deci-sion making, policy formation, and reevaluationof the power structure.Activities are sug-gested.-3-JOURNAL ARTICLESAnnotationsofarticles. fromjournals covered intheERIC system,follow.All annotations appear in theCurrent Index to Journals in Education(CIJE), which is published on a monthlybasisandisavailableatlibraries*throughout the country..In those caseswherethejournal annotationisnotsufficient and thereader wishestoreadtheoriginalarticleinitsentirety, the reader must locate theappropriate issue of the alibrary or on the newsstand.School,.,,./university,and pUblic libaries areparticularly good sources.If noted,reprints are available from UniversityMicrofilms(UMI), P.O.Box 1764, AnnArbor,*Michigan 48106.EJ 255 681."Would You Hire This Person?",byPenny Todd Claudis.SOCIAL EDUCATION, volume 46,number 1, pp. 21-23, January 1982.Reprint avail-able from UMI.Secondary students complete an application*for employment using a person they have studiedin their U.S. history, government, or psychologycourses.All information mist be historicallyaccurate.The teacher reads the application tothe class and students guess the name of theapplicant.EJ 252 894."How Can We Teach Human Rights?" byDieter Schlaidt Sinns. ,INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OFPOLITICAL EDUCATION, volume 3, number 2, pp. 177-187, June 1980.,This discussion of human rights educationsuggests that educational goals should includethe acceptance of the idea of equal opportunityand inalienable human rights.Course contentshould instill concern with experiences drawnmore from students' immediate social experiencethan from textbooks. EJ 250 368.7fntroduc*ng the Enduring Questionof Politics:A Problem-Solving Approach,". by R.Kenneth Godwin.TEACHING POLITICAL SCIENCE,volume 8, number 4, pp. 498-510, July 1981.Reprint available from UMI.This article presents an exercise for usein Political scienCe courses.The approachrequires studentsto solve a frequent problem:the provision of a collective good and the allo-cation of its costs.To solve the problem, stu-dents'examine such questions as "Why do we havegovernments?" an

5 d "What constitutes a justpolicy?"EJ 249
d "What constitutes a justpolicy?"EJ 249 033,"Analyzing Contemporary Policy Pro--posals:An Alternative to Term Papers," by JanP. Vermeer.COMMUNITY COLLEGE SOCIAL SCIENCEJOURNAL, volume 3, number 2, pp. 70-72, Winter1980-1981.Reprint available from HMI.The author recommends the policy andlysisterm paper, involving the ute of newspaper andnewsmagazine sources to evaluate possible solu-tions to public policy prOblems, as an alterna-tive to the typical traditional research paper.EJ 241 809. ."MedidNotes:Bringing Governmentto Life," by Mary Robinson Sive.CURRICULUMREVIEW, volume 20, number 2, pp. 145-148, ApXil1981.Reprint available from UMI.This column examines/some recent mediamaterials for middle and high schools on federal,state, and local goVernment, the legislativeprocess, the presidency, the judicial branch,elections, and citizen participation.EJ 241 307."Understanding Political Science:A Matter of Skills," by Ina Schlesinger. .TEACH7ING POLITICAL SCIENCE, volume 8, number 2,pp. 175-190, Januaxy 1981.The author suggests that college instructorsmust combine teaching their discipline with workon basic academic skills.One way of improving'student skills'is use of research paperg on whichstudents receive detailed feedback.Other sug-gested teaching techniques include directingstudents to relate newssaccounts to general ortheoretical political science principles.EJ 226 472."Guided Design 1.1 the Basic AmericanGovernment Course,":by David C. Lawrence.TEACH-ING TONATICAL SCIENCE, volume 7, number 3,pp321-128, April 1980.Guided design is a teaching method stressingdevelopment of competence in problem solving anddecision making.Application of the method in aU.S. government course is described.Small groupsof students design solutions to open-ended ques-tions.EJ 224 440."Political SidUlation for the Class-room," by W. Thomas Nichols.SOCIAL STUDIESJOURNAL, volume 9, pp. 33-43, Spring 1980.This article describes a simulation gamedesigned to aid students in underatanding theU.S. political pattern through. a mock presideitialnominating convention:PUrpose, setting, timeallotment, roles, and game plan are all described.1J 218507."Make Election'80 a Real-World Lab."SOCIAL EDUCATION, 'Volume 45, number 7, pp. 565-572', November-Deceober 1979.Reprint availableThis article presents an activities packagedeSigned for teachers to use in teaching elemen-tary or secondary students About political proces-ses in an election year.Includes such topics asvoting procedures, political parties, politicalcampaigns, issues, and rating the candidates.STUDENT AND TEACHER MATERIALSMaterials appropriate for teachersand students follow.Textbooks,'cur-riculummaterialspackages,simula-.tions,. audiovisualprograms,studentresources, and teacher resources areincluded.Information-c'fororderingmaterials is provided in each annota-tion.Please write directly to thepublisher for more information. TEXTBOOKSAMERICAN C/TIZENSHIP:THE WAY WE GOVERN, byRichard E. Gross.1979.510 pp.Grades 9-12.Addison-Wesley

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Publishing CO.2725 Sand Hill Road. MenloPark', California94025Price:$11.85; teacher's edition, $1)2..60;tests on duplicating masters,$20.49.This test examines traditional civiostopics.The five_mnitgfocns on the'evolutionof democratic ideals; the executive, legislative,and judicial branches of the federal government;local and state government; rights and responsi-bilities.of citizenship; and the services ofgovernment.A wide range of teaching activitiesaimed at developing critical thinking and moresophisticated cognitive Skills are suggested.Valuing activities are also included.AMERICAN CIVICS, by William H. Hartley and.William S. Vincent.1979 (3rd ed.).544 PP.Grades 9-12.Harcourt Brace Jovanovich-757 Third:AvenueNew York, New York10017Price:$12.00; teacher's guide, $3.60;workbook, $3.00; tests, $1.95.This traditional American government textiS'designed for use with high school students ofaverage ability.The text places heavlAemphasisupon developing information-gathering and eval-uating skills, includes activities intended toencourage students to clarify their positions onContemporary issues, and ptesents detailed infor-mation about a variety of governmental topics.AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, by Allan O. Kownslar andTerry L. Smart.1982.640 pp.Grades 11-12.McGraw-Hill Book Co.1221 Avenue of the AmericasNew York, New York 10020Price:$13.85; teacher's guide, $9.81.This one-year text for high school students'of varying Abilities has.three main objectives:,to help students understand their government andrealize their part in the government, to encour-age participation'in the government system, andto help develop reading, writing, and criticalthinking skills'.The text includes tkpicalgovernment topics, along with a unit on compara-tive economic systems.TheAteact,er's guide pre-sents a variety of teething activities geared tobelow- average, average, and above-average stu-dents.AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, by Armin Rosencranz andothers.1982.734 pp.Grades 11-12.-Holt, Rinehart and Winston.383 Madison AvenueNew York, New York10017Price:$12.30; teacher's guide, 17.98rworksheets on diplicating masters,$39.99;. tests on duplicatingmasters, $49.98.This.secondary government text can be usedin a full-year or semester course.The hook setsforth the basic concepts and social context ofthe U.S. system, then takes a look at how and by,whom political decisions are reached and policiesformulated.This gives students background forexploring the workings of the three major branchesof govetnment.A primary focvs of this book isthe use of statistics.,AMERICAN GOVERNMENT:COMPARING POLITICAL riPERI-ENCES, by Judith Gillespie and Stuart Lazarus.1979.640 pp.Grades 11-12.Prentice Hall, Inc.Educational B0Oks DivisionEnglewood Cliffs, New Jersey07632Price:$10.98; teacher'S guide, $9.00;workbook on duplicating masters,$33.00.This senior high text, which can be adaitedfor a one- or two-semester course, is intended toprovide students with the knowledge and skillsneCessary for good citizenship. °TraditiOnalt

7 opies essential to the study of'American
opies essential to the study of'American gove,J2-ment are coveted in the text; these include theConstitution, the role of political parties andinterest groups, the duties and powers of,thepresidency,.the and the legislative process.Theteaching strategies actively involve students inthe learning process. 'AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: .PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES,by Ary Jane Turner, Charlotte Redden, andKenneth A. Switzer.1983.Grades 10-12.Charles E. Merrill'1300 Alum Creek Drive,Columbus, Ohio43216.Price:$14.85; contact publisher forinformation on supplementarymaterials.This new U.S. government text includes unitson-traditional topics:foundations of govern-ment, political life, state and loCal government,the federal legislative branch, the federalexecutive branch, the federal agencies, and thefederal*judiciary.It also includes a unitfocusing on glObal issues.Other featuresinclude skills sectionr devoted to-citizenshipcompetence and special features on significantpolitical figures and itsnes.AMERICAN GOVERNMENT TODAY, by Marcel Lewinski.1980.784 pp.Grades 9-11.Scott, Foresman and Co,1900 East Lake Avenue,.,Glenview, Illinois.:60025Price:$19.82; teacher's edition, $13.79;tests on duplicating masters,$19.80.AMERICAN GOVERNMENT TODAY,combines a factualapproach to the laws and institutions of U.S.government with a behavioral approach emphasizingpolitical activity.The text can,be used for aone-semester or one-year course.Content of thenine units includes the legislative, executive,and judicial branches of the naabnal governmentlstate and local government; and roles of the.citizenry;TAARICAN POLITICAL BEHAVIOR, by Howard D.Mehlinger and John J. Patrick.1980\(rev. ed.).602 pp.Grades 9-12.Ginn and Co.191 Spring StreetLexingtou, Massachusetts02173Price:$13.40; teacher's guide, $9.40;tests on duplicating masters,$24.15.AMERICAN POLITICAL BEHAVIOR is designed tobring together "the behavioral approach to thestudy-of politics and the knowledge acquired bypolifical scientists-who have used the behavioralapproach" as an alternative to the manner in whichinformation is presented in traditional governmenttexts.The content focuses on basic behavioralscience conceptsculture, socialization, status,role, social class, and decision makingwhichcan enhance understanding of political behavior.The text seeks io bring these concepts into alogical relationship to each other, translatithem into tcrms high school students can under-stand, and provide practice in their application.CIVICS, by Grant T. Ball and Lee J. Rosch.1978.478 pp.Grades 8-12.Follett Publishing Co.1010*West Washington BoulevardChicago, Illinois60607Price:$11.64; teacher's guide; $4.68.The content of this text is traditional tothe extent that it deals with politics, theConstitution, the various levels of government,political parties and elections, and the relation-ship of governtent to the economy and society.It is unique because it also treats social issuesand topical* concerns such as government spending,taxation, crime, and

8 poverty.The text's readinglevel and for
poverty.The text's readinglevel and format make it useful for students whodo not read at grade level.CIVICS FOR TODAY, by Margaret Stimman Branson aridFred S. Coombs.1980.576 pp.Grade 9.Houghton Mifflin Co.One Beacon StreetBoston, Massachusetts02107Price:$13.14; teacher's edition, $14.07;workbook, $3.72; tests on duplicat-ing masters, $26.88.This,text examine& traditional civics topicsbeginning ';',Ith the meaning of politics and theorigins of the American people and their govern-ment; exploring the nature of the federal, state,,and local governments; and examining the electoralprocess,'our system of justice, the economy, andforeign poliCy.The text is unusual in itsattempts to relate these topics to the experiencesof students and in its thoughtful use of activi-ties designed to deirelop a wide range of data-gathering and -processing skills. EXPLORING AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP, by John R.O'Connor, and Robert M. Goldberg.1980.448 pp.Grades 7-12.Globe Book Co.50 West 23rd StreetNew York, New York10010.Price:$10.50; teacher's guide, $0.50;workbook, $2.00.This text is designed for use !rah juniorand senior high school students of average orbeloW-average ability.The text's controlledreading level, many reading aids, and emphasison basic skill development make it particularly-suitable for use with students who have readingproblems.The.text provides an overvieW of theAmerican political system withan historicalemphasis.INSTITUTE FOR POLITICAL AND LEGAL EDUCATIONSERIES.1976-1979.Grades 9-12.Institute for POlitical and Legal Education207 Delsea DriveRD #4 - -Box 209Sewell, New Jersey08080Price:5 teacher's guides, 103-263 pp.,$4.00 tp $12.00; implementationguide, 3-ring binder, 201 pp.,$12.00.The nationally validated Institute forPolitical and Legal Education program is designcdto actively involve students in learning aboutthe electoral process; decision making in govern-ment, and the law in U.S. society.A variety ofexperiential learning activities are suggestedin the five teaching guides:VOTER EDUCATION,GOVERNMENT:THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS, INDI-VIDUAL RIGHTS, JUVENILE JUSTICE, and LAW AND THEFAMILY.A variety of print and audiovisualmaterials are available for use with the teachingguides.An implementation guide is also avail-able.MAGRUDER'S AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, by William A.McClenaghan.Annual editions.Grades 11-12..Allyn and Bacon,470 Atlantic AvenueBoston, Massachusetts02210Price:$13.98; teacheed guide, $9.00;workbook on duplicating masters,$36:00; tests on duplicating,masters, $36.00.This is the only secondary-level U.S. govern-ment textbook on themarket that is revisedannually.Thus, the text includes up-to-dateinformatI6n about 'present developmentSand changesin Ile governmental structure.The one basicobjective of the text is, as it has been since1917, .11to describe, analyZe, and explain theAmerican system ofgovernment" so that'students'will achieve the understanding necessary forcitizens in a democratic society.PERSPECTIVES, by Bruce W. Jentleson and Frederick

9 W. Mayer.Annual editions.Grade 12..Close
W. Mayer.Annual editions.Grade 12..Close up Foundation1235 Jefferson Davis,HighwayArlington, Virginia22202/Price:$7.00; teacher's guide, $1.50.PERSPECTIVES is an annually updated textwhich comprises one part of the Close UP Founda-tion's educational program.The text containsarticles by a wide range of prominent individualswho rely upon their personal experiences to pro-vide insights into various aspects of the govern-ment.Other components of the Close UP programinClude weeklong seminars in which students visitWashington, D.C.; televised seminars in whichstudents!guestion policy makers regarding a vari-ety of issuesrCUPPENT ISSUES handbooks pUblishedtwice yearly; and special booklets dealing withthe economy, energy, and law-related issuei. UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT:THE PEOPLE DECIDE, byDennis B. Hale and others.1979.622 pp.Grade12.Science Research Associates155 North Wacker DriveChicago, Illinois60606Price:$11.95; teacher's guide, $2.15;workbook, $2.65.This unique text-uses a "fusion" approachthat coMbines material traditionally taught ingovernment courses with readings and activitiesdesigned to help students apply the facts andgeneralizations presented in the narrative.These activities are integral to the program.In addition to political science and government*content typically found in government texts, thebook includes "visual essays" and 14 supplementalreadings. ranging from de Tocqueville to Periclesto Vachel Lindsay.SUPPLEMENTARY PRINT MATERIALSAMERICAN GOVERNMENT ISSUES.1981.Grades'7-12.Teachers College Press1234 Amsterdam AvenueNew York, New York10027Price:$11.95.Part of the SOCIAL SCIENCE SKILLS.series,this book includes modules to help students"learn both the valne and the limitations ofquantitative data and methods in the study issues and in daily decision making bycitizens."Each module in .the book focuses onan important-social studies topic while intro-ducing students to such quantitative concepts asindicators and index numbers; percentage and.ratio; bar, circle, and line graphs; and measuresof average.Complete inStructions for theteaCher and duplicating masters for student hand- -outs.are provided.BILL pF RIGHTS IN ACTION, edited byTodd Clark.Quarterly during school year.Grades 7-12.Constitutional Rights Foundation1510 Cotner AvenueLos Angeles, California ..90025Price:Annual subscription $5.00; $30.00for classroom seti (back issues.('available from Social StudiesSchool SerVice, 10,000 CulverBoulevard, Box 802, Culver City,California90230, $0.50 forsingle copies or $8.00 for class-room sets).BILL OF RIGHTS IN ACTION is a paperback pub-lication issued four times each school year.Itis devoted to exploring "... the rights andresponsibilities of citizens under the Bill of .Rights."Each issue focuses upon a single topicrelated to contemporary applications of the.,Billof Rights.Recent examplei are immigration, huMati'rights', and property.' Often, a historical.per--spective on the topic is provided../THE CONGRESS, by Stephen S. Lowell.19

10 81.Grades7-12.J. Weston WalchBox 658Port
81.Grades7-12.J. Weston WalchBox 658Portland, Maine04104Price:$10.25.-This set of worksheets offers a variety of,activities dealing with the workings of Congress...Activities such as a bbard game involving enattempt to get a bill through Congress supplyinformation that isnften laCking in standard.textbooks. CRUCIAL ISSUES IN AMERICAN GOVERNMENT SERIES,edited by Jack R. Fraenkel.1976-1979.GradesAllyn and Bacon470 Atlantic AvenueBoston, Massachusetts02210Price:12 books,.$4.20 each.,This iéries_of 12 books focuses.on current,political and social-issues.- Each text.presentsconflicting viewpoints, open7ended questions, andinquiry-oriented activities.Example titles fromthe series axe THE SUPREME COPT, LOBBIES ANDLOBBYISTS, CENSORSHIP-AND THE MEDIA, MINOR2TIESAND POLITICS, SOCIAL POLICY, MOR44ITY AND GOVERN!MENT,,and STATE AND_LOCAL GOVERNMENT.THE ISMS:Mb-DERN DOCTRINES AND MOVEMENTS, editedby Bruno-Leone.1478.Grades 10-12.Greenhaven Presi, Inc.577 Shoreview Park RoadSt. Paul, Minnesota55112Price:6 books, $4-.95 each.This series introduces high school 4tudentsto six global doctrines:6ipitalism, so ialism,commnnism, nationalism,. internationalism1, andracism.Presenting the opinions of numerousindividuals andorganizations, the texts offeran "opposing viewpoints" approach to exploringmodern doctrines and movements.Each text con-tains primary source readings, photographs andcartoons, And oPen-ended focus questions anddiscussion- activities.U.S. GOVERNMENT AND HOW IT WORKS.1979.Grades7-12.Social Studies School Service10,000,Culver,BoulevardBox 802----Culver City, California90230Price:$8.95.This set of 16 duplicating masters providesreinforcement opportunities for U.S. governmentstudents.Topics covered include the system ofchecks and balances,the Supreme Court, thepowers of the President, and how a bill becomeslaw..esiWATCH ON GOVERNMENT.Annual editions.Grades7-12.:.Sbcial Issues Resources SeriesBox 2507Boca Raton, Florida33432Price:$25.00 annually.This program relates events in the news tobasic social studies concepts.The program con-Sists of a text, a teacher's guide, and supple-mental articles taken from U.S._NEWS AND WORLD.REPORT. 2be teacher's guide defines concepts andterms, listS generalizations, poses analyticalquetions, and presents problem-solving exercisesand sample worksheets.Semiannual'supplements ofadditional articles from U.S. NEWS are providedwith the program.MULTIMEDIA PROGRAMS'ASSOCIATED PRESS SPECIAL REPORTS ON GOVERNMENTAND POLITICS.Continuing series.Grades7-adult.Prentice-Hall Media.150 White Plains RoadTarrytown, New York10591, Price:boxes containing 2 filmstrip/cassettes, paperbound teacher'sguidevand masters for student,worksheets, $62.00 each'.This continuing series of filmstrip/cassetteprograms employs a documentary approach to theexamination of various issues in government, poli-tics, and the lawoThe programs..employ AP photo-graphs and interviews with prominent authoritietin the field.Example topics include the Depart-ment of Health, Edu

11 cation, and Welfare, the SocialSecurity
cation, and Welfare, the SocialSecurity system, the juvenile justice system, theelection process, human rights, aria the.FirstAmendment guarantee of freedom of the press.1 CIVIC EDUCATION SERIES.1979-1982.GradesK-12.Law in_a Free Society5115 Douglas Fir Drivey-Suite 1Calabasas, Californ}a.91302Price:6, kits er cOncept, each includingfilmstrips, cassettes, studentbooks, and a teacher's guide,-$110.00 to $155.00 per kit.The CIVIC EDUCATION SERIES is based uponeight concepts--authority, privacy, justice,'responsibility, diversity, freedom-, property, andpatticipation--considered basic to an undertandingof social and political life.Thus far, studentmaterials are available-for only authority, pri-vacy, justice, and responsibility.Individual--units are designed for grades1K-1, 2-3, 4-5,5-6, 7-9, and 10-12.Throughout allhe materi*als, a variety of "intellectual tools', have beenassetbled to give students ways to think aboutthe concepts Under consideration.In additionto the student materials, Law in &Free Societyoffers a teacher-training program and'donsultantservices for those developing andorganizinglocal programs.EVERY FOUR YEARS.1980.Grades 9-adult.Agency for Instructional TelevisionBox A- Bloomington, Indiana47402Price:1 programs, $295.00 per program.This three part program examines the Amer-ican presidency, focusing on the mid-20th cen-tury.Host Howard K. Smith interviews PresidentsNixon, Ford, and Cator, numerous presidentialaides and advisors, historians, political scien-tists, and citizens.The three programs areentitled "The Public's View," "The Growth ofPresidential Power," and "Managing the ExecutiveBranch."Each program ig approximately 60minutes long..NEW YORK TIMES FILMSTRIP SUBSCRIPTION SERtES ONCURRENT AFFAIRS.Annual series.Grades 7-college.Educational Enrichment Materials357 Adams StreetBedford Hills, New York10507Price:8 programs per year, -$129.60.This Annual series includes eight new pro-grams each year.Published monthly from Octoberthrough May, the.programs each include a film*strip/cassette, a worksheet, and a teacher'sguide.Many of the topics, which are determinedthrough a survey of subscribers, are apPlicableto political science or government courses.Examples from-recent.series include OPEC, wei-fare, foreign investments in the United States,inflatiOn and.taxes, and human rights.OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.1980.Grades 7-12.United Learning6633 West Howard StreetNiles, Illinois60648Price:,5 filmstrip/cassettes, dittomasters, andteacher's guide,$105.00.This five-part program provides a compre-hensive introduction,to the principles underlyingthe.structurei functions of our federal govern-ment.Titles'of the filmstlps are "The UnitedStates Constitution and the Establishment of theFederal Government," "The Presidency," "The Legis-\lative Branch," ''The Judicial Branch," and "ASystem of Checks and Balances."STATE AND LOCAL'GOVERNMENT. IN ACTION.1978.Grades 7-12. .Educational Enrichment Materials357 Adams.StreetBedford Hills, New York10507Price:,5 fil

12 mstrip/cassettes, 2 wallcharts, 12 dupli
mstrip/cassettes, 2 wallcharts, 12 duplicating masters,and teacher's guide, $145.00.This multimedia program examines the nature,'function, and Operation of state and local govern-ments.A documentary approach is used In typical state, county, tunicipal, and individ-ual problems.Interviews with government.officials and citizens reVeal the positive motiva-tions and attitudes of many who participate ingovernment.THE SUPREME COURT:BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.1981.Grades 7-12.Current Affairs Films24. Danbury RoadWilston, Connecticut06897Price:$33.00.This filmstrip program examines the Suprete'Cpurt and its critics.A particular focus is thecOurt's;role as arbiter of social issues.s-1011. WE THE PEOPLE:ASPECTS OF AmmICAR GOVERNMENT.1979.Grades 9-12.GUidance Associates)Communications ParkBox 3000Mount Kisco, New York10549Price:4 Icits, each containing 2 or 3.filmstriOcassettes and ateacher's guide, $79.50 to$119.50.,This sound filmstrip program designed forstudents in grades 9-12 consists of fOur partsfocusing on/the office of the president,Congress\, the court system, and state and localgovernment.Tfie filmstrips present factualinformatiOn on how the various branches andlevels ok, govel-nment.are structured-and how theyare supposed to function.Numerous casestudies--both actual and\fictional--illustratefunctions., Several Of the case studies are open-ended, allowing students to;consider the alterna-tives and make decisions.WHAT IS POLITICS?1976.Grade's 9-14.Guidance AssociatesComMunications.ParkBox 3000Mount Kisco, New York10549Price:Box containing 3 filmstrip/cassettes and teacher's guide,$119.50.This three-part program is designed tointroduce high school students to the concepts.and methodsof political science.The firstpart, entitled "Who GetS What, When, How,"defines the elements of politics, ekplores therole of government, and examines liberal anddbnservative political philosophies.The secondpart, "Producers and Consumers," exaMines howgroups with various economic interests -Jse thepolitical system lo meet their goals.In thefinal'part, students particiPate 4n a fictionalmayoral election campaign, evaluating the issues,the caddidates, and media coverage of the cam-paign.1,4GAMES-AND SIMULATIONSCIVICS AND GOVERNMENT BINGO, by George P.Connick.Grades 6-10.......1,Weston WelchBox 658Portland, Maine .04104Pric,.:$13.75.This kit contains materialyto conduct fourbingo games on the American political process andthe Constitution and.the three separate branchesof.the federal government.The games reinforcestudents' learning of major concepts and vocab-ulary termsz--)DRVT4 by Ken Hogarty.1980,Grades 7-12.InteractBox 997Lakeside, California92040Price:-$20.00.DRAFT is a iwo-phase simulation designed tointroduce secondary students to the contrOversysurrounding the "Selective Service System and theconscription of citizens,into the Aterican armedforces."In the first phase, students conduct alocal draft board appeals hearing set during theVietnam War.In the second phase,

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students inthe roles of Congresspersons who are members aspecial interest caucuses hold meetiags and fullHouse deliberations on a proposed Universalservice plan for the 1980s.ELECTORS.1980.Grades 7-12.InteractBox 997Lakeside, Ca0.ifornia92040Price:$l1.00.,'This simulation is designed to help studentsunderstand how the electoral college is chosenand how it works.The simulation requires threeto_five hours in which sttdents simulate a presi-dential election, recreate the 1824 election, anddebate whether the electoral college system shouldbe retained, inadified, or abandoned. MISSILES-CUBA:A DECISION-MAKING*GAMEubyDan/Caldwell.1979.Grades 10-adult._Social Studies SchOol Service10,000 Culver BouleVaidBox 802Culver City, California90230Price:$3.50.This simulation of the CUban Missile Crisis./is based'on recently declassified CIA documents;which students use along with.other informationin assessing the alternatives and costs'and bene-fits fading the United States.The entire classcan participate, taking the roles of Cabinetmembers and representativesof-various governmentagencies.Approximately one week is required to.,cOmplete the simulation.PRESIDENTIAL DECISION MAKING:ROLE-PLAYINGEXPERIENCES IN 20TH -CENTURY AMERICAN HISTORY, byJerold A. Rosen'and Marshall Craddy.- 1979..Grades 8-12.Social Studies School Service10,000 Culver Boulevard- Box 802Culver City, California90230Pride:$18.95.This book includes directions for conductingsimulations of five critical presidential deci-sions:Wilson's declaration of war in 1917,-Roosevelt's decision to intern Japanese-Americansin 1942, Truman's decision to bomb Japan, Ken-nedy's Cuban blockade, and Nixon's decision toresign.Students assume the roles of the majorhistorical figures involved, analyze problems,write position papers, and debate issues.SURVIVAL, by Charlene H. Beeler.1980.Grades7-12.InteractBox 997Lakeside, California90240.Price:$16.00.SURVIVAL is designed to help students learn"much about our energy crisis and about how ourdemocratic process is used to solve such crises."The simulation can involve 16 to 35 studentsover the course of two weeks.Students areassigned to interest groups which-diacuss theproblems and opportunities presented by variouspower,sources and then conduct a simUlated legis-lative committee hearing regarding energy-relatedlegislation.TEACHER RESOURCESPOLITICAL EDUCATION FOR TEENAGERS:AIMS, CONTENTAND METHQDS, by Willem Langeveld.1979.78 pp..Manhattan Publishing Co.225 Lafayette StreetNew Yorku NeW York10012.Price:$4.50.The problems, practices, objectives, anddesirability of political education in the second-ary school socialitudies curriculum are eval-uated, with the author concluding that politicaleducation should be a compulsory subject in juniorand senior high schools.The document's eightchapters focus on the relationship between adoles-cents and politica; socialization and authority;theories, and methods of political education; thebenefits of beginning political education at vari-ous ages;

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important components of the child'spolitical socialization, particularly the family,school, peers, and the mass media; he need forpolitical education; and political educationthemes and approaches for presenting politicaleducation materials by grade level.A bibliog-raphy is included.STATE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS IN THE SECONDARYCURRICULUM, edited by W. William Stevens, Jr. andothers.1978.100 pp.Social Science Education Consortium855 BroadwayBoulder, Colorado80302Price:$5.95.Political scientists have made numerousadvances in understanding the process of govern-ment, but these advances have been slow to reachthe secondary schools.. The seven papers in thisvblume explore the methods and problems of trans-lating new academic knowledge into the secondarysocial studies curriculum.THE STUDY AND TEACHING OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, byjohn'A. Straayer and Raymond H. Muessig.1980...110 ppl.Charles E. Merrill_1300 Alum Creek DriveCOlbiebus, Ohio43216Price:--$44-45&__Partiofthe STUDY--ANDTAIIN G OF SOCIALSCIENCE SERIES,-this book provides bnfor-mation about the discipline of political scienalong with te)iching strategies that can be used by teachers with,Widely differing philosophies.The book's opening chapters focus on basic con-cepts in politiCal science, including structuresand processes for decision making, pol\iticalactors and political participation, the'policyprocess and policies, and politics and politicalscience.The final chapter presents activitiesfor studying-,intenest groups, voters and votingpatterns, and the bureaucracy. A brief sectionon,political humor is also included.TEACHING ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION IN/AMERICANSECONDARY SCHOOLS, edited by Howard D. Mehlinger.1981.161 pp.American PolitiCal/SCience Association1527 New Hampshi,re Avenue, N.W.Washington, Dye.20036Price:contact publisher for informa-tion.This book contains the papers presented atthe 1980 conference Teaching the Constitution inAmerican Schools, sponsored by Project '87, acommemoration of the bicentennial of the U.S.Constitution, cosponsored by the American Histori-cal Association and the American PoliticalScience Association.The eight 'papers examineIsociety's expectations for education about theConstitution, what youth and adults know andbelieve about the Constitution, mandates onteaching about the Constitution, treatment ofthe Constitution in U.S. history, civics, andgovernment textbooks and in school-based non-traditional prtjrams, and conference recommenda-tions.TEACHING ABOUT LOCAL GOVERNMENT, edited by JohnJ. Chiodo.1978.53 pp.//Social Studies School Service10,000 Culver Boulevard'Box 802Culver City, California90230Price:$2.50.This book contains a collection of lessons,activitieS, and simulations designed to teachstudents about local government.Topics coveredinclude experiencing local governRent, decisiorimaking fOr social action, services provided bylocal governmentuthe history and future of citygovernment, and county government. Ihe bookyasproduced in Ohio but is applicable in other s

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