Social Education January/February 2004
The Keys to Election 2004
Allan J. Lichtman
This system for predicting the winner of the popular vote in presidential elections has an outstanding track recordand its a great way to show students how many factors influence the way the nation votes.
Surfing the Net
Teaching about Primary Elections with the Internet
C. Frederick Risinger
Primaries get less media coverage than presidential elections, but they are an important exercise in democracy. These websites will help classes follow the primaries in 2004.
Looking at the Law
The U.S. Role in a Changing World: A Lesson Plan
Choices Education Program, Watson Institute, Brown University
This lesson plan places students at a crossroads where they consider which of four very divergent paths U.S. foreign policy should take in the future.
Iraq's Governing Council
This feature examines the composition and problems of Iraqs Governing Council, along with a chronology of events affecting Iraq in 2003 and U.S. difficulties there.