Bibliography: Democracy (page 586 of 596)

This annotated bibliography is compiled and customized by the Center for Positive Practices for the I'm with Tulsi website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Charles S. White, Stanley M. Elam, Ulrich Beck, Jennifer Nedelsky, Sam Stack, Vickie J. Schlene, Leonard Schlup, Richard Conrat, Louise A. Miller, and Caleb Elfenbein.

Miller, Louise A. (1970). The Constitution of the United States (Adapted). For Use in EMR Classes. This special instructional handbook presents a unit of study on the United States Constitution for educable mentally retarded students at the secondary level. The adapted material explains the structure of the national government, and is designed to promote citizenship and patriotic values. Preliminary information includes a glossary of new words, an historical summary on the writing of the constitution, and an explanation of how the constitution is put together. An interpretation of the Preamble is given and each of the seven Articles is explained. The main emphasis is on the workings of the branches of government. Rewritten information focuses on the first three Articles: 1) Legislative Branch: Congressional membership and procedures; 2) Executive Branch: Activities of the President, Vice-President, Cabinet members, federal departments; and, 3) Judicial Branch: judges, Supreme Court system, other federal courts. Also included is a section on amendment procedures. Each of the 25 constitutional amendments is presented in rewritten form with additional explanation. The appendix explains a dictionary and its use and lists important new and review words for each unit.   [More]  Descriptors: Citizenship, Civics, Constitutional History, Curriculum Guides

Elam, Stanley M. (1984). Anti-Democratic Attitudes of High School Seniors in the Orwell Year, Phi Delta Kappan. Replicating a survey of high school students of the class of 1952, the author's survey of the class of 1984 shows greater agreement with the "Founding Fathers" on many issues, with a larger percentage of students willing to allow police searches without warrants and deny legal counsel to criminals. Descriptors: Attitude Change, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Communism

Nedelsky, Jennifer (1990). The Concept of Rights as Limits on Government, Political Science Teacher. Describes a course on the tension between individual rights and the powers of government. Explores the differences between the Anti-Federalists and Federalists conceptions of rights and the role of government. Discusses contemporary problems of rights as limits to democratic outcomes. Questions the traditional interpretations of the U.S. Constitution. Includes course syllabus. Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law

Elfenbein, Caleb; Reitano, Richard (1997). American Government: A Comparative Approach, PS: Political Science and Politics. Presents a syllabus for an undergraduate U.S. government course that emphasizes theoretical foundations, institutions, governmental authority, national issues, and the making of public policy. Discusses the various methodologies for the course including traditional lecture-discussion, films, simulations, and readings. Describes in-class simulations on coalition building and political party platforms. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Course Content, Course Descriptions

Lamm, Richard D. (1983). Copernican Politics: It's Time to Ask Heretical Questions, Futurist. The governor of Colorado believes we cannot find solutions to today's problems because we are not asking the right questions. Questions dealing with the problems of resource management, energy, the elderly, economic development, immigration policy, medical policy, and political change are raised. Descriptors: Decision Making, Democracy, Economic Change, Economics

Beck, Ulrich (1997). Democratization of the Family, Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research. Discusses several issues related to a modern approach in the interpretation of civil freedom and its relationship to the notion of family. First, presents some definitions and distinctions regarding the sociology of political freedom, which it suggests should become the sociology of citizenship. Then, applies those ideas to families, particularly to the situation of children. Descriptors: Children, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Community

Kaltsounis, Theodore (1997). Multicultural Education and Citizenship Education at a Crossroads: Searching for Common Ground, Social Studies. Maintains that there are definite and divisive tensions between multicultural education and citizenship education. Identifies various positions, philosophical backgrounds, and political proponents of these two camps. Recommends using both pedagogies to create a sense of community. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism

Schlene, Vickie J. (1996). Democratic Education: An ERIC/ChESS Sample, International Journal of Social Education. Presents an annotated bibliography of educational resources from the ERIC database related to democratic education. The materials include digests, monographs, journal articles, and academic papers. The citations include all relevant bibliographic information and a short abstract, as well as, information on ordering and locating the materials. Descriptors: American Dream, Annotated Bibliographies, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility

Kaplan, Andrew (1997). Public Life: A Contribution to Democratic Education, Journal of Curriculum Studies. Describes an experimental course at an urban school that focuses on experiences of service work outside the school as well as involvement in the political and social structure within the school. Suggests ways that schools can design a curriculum that reflects on social activity as an element of community life. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Democracy, Democratic Values

Stack, Sam (1990). Instilling Cultural Awareness: The Vietnamese Experience, Southern Social Studies Quarterly. Discusses the assimilation of Vietnamese immigrants into U.S. life. Describes the role of the Vietnamese family and Vietnamese attitudes towards education. Stresses the role of the educator in fostering cultural diversity while preserving an ideology of freedom and acceptance in the classroom. Descriptors: Acculturation, Asian Americans, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism

Nicolosi, Louis J.; And Others (1967). Teaching Civics. This curriculum guide, reflecting the recommendations of a statewide conference on civics held in 1965, offers a course of study to help students not only understand civics, but hopefully to motivate them toward future participation in the political process. A skills development chart is provided in order to determine tentative grade placement based on the needs and abilities of students in elementary and secondary grades. Emphasis is upon helping students develop the use skills as a prerequisite to effective learning of content material. Seven units are organized according to concepts, plan of presentation, teaching outlines, activities, and resource materials. Units are: 1) Our American heritage; 2) The citizen and his government; 3) The federal government; 4) Louisiana government; 5) Local government; 6) Forms of world governments and their relationship; 7) Government and the American economy. Appendices include a skills development chart and evaluation in civics.   [More]  Descriptors: Activity Units, Behavioral Objectives, Citizenship, Citizenship Responsibility

Conrat, Maisie; Conrat, Richard (1972). Executive Order 9066: The Internment of 110,000 Japanese Americans. A pictorial representation, in black and white, of Japanese internment camps during World War II, this book has over 100 pages of pictures of the evacuation and internment, taken by Dorothea Lange and other photographers, plus a text providing a brief historical account of events leading up to the internment. Descriptors: Civil Rights, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism, Culture Conflict

White, Charles S. (1997). Citizen Participation and the Internet: Prospects for Civic Deliberation in the Information Age, Social Studies. Posits a skeptical critique of the early claims of increased and efficient citizen participation in government due to information technology. Recent experiments have been costly and only marginally successful. Further research suggests that advanced information technology will have little effect on voter apathy. Descriptors: Apathy, Citizenship Education, Community Control, Computer Mediated Communication

Schlup, Leonard (1997). American Presidential and Congressional Politics, 1994-1996, Southern Social Studies Journal. Provides an overview of U.S. politics from 1994 to 1996 for the secondary school student. Emphasizes election results and the conflicts and compromises between Republicans and Democrats in a system of divided government. Includes an extensive list of questions to be used for class discussions or research papers. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Conservatism, Course Content

Nicolosi, Louis J.; And Others (1971). American History: The Multi-Concept Plan for High School. Providing a basic framework for a one year American history course for secondary students, this curriculum guide offers help for teachers in planning, organizing, and teaching social studies. Designed to cover the whole panorama of history (1450 through 1969) in sequence, the course aims to help students understand early events and how they are related to contemporary affairs. The multi-concept plan is based upon the assumption that the subject matter of American history can be presented in terms of general organizing concepts. These general ideas (primary concepts) serve as the organizational framework for factual content (secondary concepts) of the course. The students, taught by this plan, become aware of the relativity of historical interpretation and learn to organize facts into meaningful patterns. The thirty-six week course in American history is divided into 17 units of instruction, with each unit varying from one to three weeks in duration. The last three units are devoted to the developing twentieth-century conflict between Capitalism and Communism. Concepts, content, guides, oral and written activities, and bibliography of student and teacher materials are presented for each unit. A social studies skills development chart is appended.   [More]  Descriptors: Activity Units, American History, Civil War (United States), Concept Teaching

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