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America in the World. Materials for Using American Issues Forum in the American History Classroom, Topic VII [microform]
Bib ID 5313400
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1976 
63 p. 
Summary

This booklet of secondary level classroom strategies was developed as one in a set of materials for studying American history in light of issues identified by the American Issues Forum. Divided into four sections, the materials emphasize the meaning of the American dream, implications of belonging to a worldwide economic system, the role of the United States as a global power, and responsibilities of being an affluent nation in an interdependent world. Readings and questions for class discussion comprise most of the activities, which are in field-test condition. Excerpts from native and foreign documents are compared to obtain a feeling for various perceptions of the American dream, in both postrevolutionary times and the 20th century. Studies of Oil Producing and Exporting Countries (OPEC) politics and the energy crisis illustrate the effects of interdependence on an economic level. A case study of American business in Mexico and its effects on industry and population concentration points out pros and cons of the powers of multinational corporations. Students are challenged to consider the moral issues of individual survival and of sharing basic resources in a final section, which presents two parables about spaceship earth and the world as a lifeboat. (AV)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.

ERIC Note: For related documents, see ED 123 163, ED 129 661-662, and SO 009 782-784.

Educational level discussed: Grade 11.

Educational level discussed: Secondary Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Business.  |  Case Studies.  |  Classroom Techniques.  |  Economic Factors.  |  Global Approach.  |  Grade 11.  |  History Instruction.  |  Instructional Materials.  |  International Organizations.  |  International Relations.  |  Political Power.  |  Resource Materials.  |  Secondary Education.  |  Social Responsibility.  |  Social Studies.  |  Teaching Methods.  |  United States History.  |  American Issues Forum
Form/genre Guides, General.
Other authors/contributors New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development
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