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"To the Ends of the Earth and Beyond" is a curriculum-based program focusing on the role of the U.S. Navy in exploration and diplomacy throughout U.S. history. For students to have a successful experience teachers are encouraged to use as many of the activities in this packet as possible. The packet is divided into four sections: (1) "Navigation"; (2) "To the Ends of the Poles"; (3) "Commodore Perry and Japan"; and (4) "Undersea Exploration." It...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Curriculum Enrichment, Diplomatic History, Intermediate Grades, Middle Schools,...
Using primary documents, maps, and visual data, this lesson packet describes how President Dwight Eisenhower working at his Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, farm, which is on the Historic Register of Historic Places, used personal diplomacy to help ease the tensions of the Cold War. The lesson materials can be used in U.S. history units on the Cold War, or in government and world affairs units on negotiation and conflict resolution. The unit outlines objectives for students and gives a list of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Architecture, Built Environment, Diplomatic History, Elementary Secondary Education,...
This digest discusses the need for teaching about the Vietnam War, possible reasons for the negligible treatment the subject receives in social studies classes, and some instructional approaches to the material. Currently, students lack a systematic and detailed knowledge of this turning point in U.S. history. The impact of the Vietnam War on U.S. foreign policy, domestic politics, and social history cannot be overestimated. The controversial nature of the War and its ensuing political...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Asian Studies, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Diplomatic History, Educational...
This book provides a compilation of addresses and panel presentations from the 1995 International Symposium of Japan-America Societies. Twenty-nine eminent speakers and presenters, authorities on topics ranging from economics to education, shared dialogue with delegates who gathered for the first-ever meeting of members of Japan-America Societies from both sides of the Pacific. The introductory materials and overview contain the observations of the editor, compiled from notes taken during the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Asian Studies, Developed Nations, Diplomatic History, Foreign Countries, Foreign...
This annotated bibliography introduces students to the reference resources of political science, including international relations, and suggests bibliographic tools to facilitate literature searches. The list is limited to general reference works. The bibliography is divided into the following categories: (1) Guides to the Literature; (2) Encyclopedias (Social Sciences, Political Sciences, and Specialized); (3) Dictionaries (Political Science and Biographical); (4) Handbooks; (5) Yearbooks; (6)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Annotated Bibliographies, Area Studies, Diplomatic History, Foreign Countries,...
This briefing book provides background information on current foreign policy issues. This edition discusses the following major issues: (1) "U.S. in a New World: What Goals? What Priorities?"; (2) "United Nations: What Role in the New World?"; (3) "Germany's Role: In Europe? In the Atlantic Alliance?"; (4) "China: New Reforms, Old Politics?"; (5) "Trade and the Global Economy: Projecting U.S. Interests"; (6) "Russia and the Central Asian...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Asian History, Developing Nations, Diplomatic History, Economics, Foreign Countries,...
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This syllabus, for use in a one semester course on the history of modern China, covers the period from the Manchu domination in 1644 to the present. The course is designed to create an interest in China, emphasizing the social and cultural aspects of history, as well as the political and economic dimensions. A narrative summary of course content is divided into these two major periods: 1) The Ch'ing Dynasty to 1911, and 2) The Republic. The first section presents an overview of significant...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Area Studies, Asian History, Asian Studies, Chinese Culture, Communism, Cross...
The American Studies quinmester course for grades ten through twelve on the United States and Asia emphasizes how United States foreign policy evolved in Asia from the Spanish American War in 1898 which was a turning point in policy to the present and the need to understand the involvement of foreign policy and its implication for mutual development. Course goals are for the student to: 1) analyze the motives for United States involvement in Asia at the turn of the 20th century; 2) trace the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Activity Units, American History, Behavioral Objectives, Curriculum Guides,...
The brochure contains descriptive introductory material on the first of seven volumes covering the Arab world. Five volumes are devoted to a chronology of events throughout the Arab world (including Arab-Israel relations) from 1900 up to 1967. The last two volumes contain a keyword index to the events. The project contributes to the Middle Eastern Studies and also serves as a model project to scholars and students concerned with research of other world areas. The first half of the brochure,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Area Studies, Diplomatic History, History, Middle Eastern History, Middle Eastern...
This volume on Jordan is one of a series of handbooks prepared by the Foreign Area Studies (FAS) of the American University for use by military and other personnel who need a convenient compilation of basic facts about the social, economic, political, and military institutions and practices of various countries. The present volume is the first revision of a study prepared in 1968 and published in 1969. This revision retains some segments of the 1968 study but is basically a new work, with...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Area Studies, Comparative Education, Cultural Background, Developing Nations,...
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The evolution of European government activities in the sphere of international cultural relations is examined. Section 1 describes the period between World War I and World War II when European governments tried to enhance their prestige and policies by means of cultural propaganda. Section 2 analyzes the period during World War II when the cohabitation of several exiled governments in the United Kingdom led to the impetus and development of both bilateral and collective forms of cultural...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cultural Exchange, Cultural Interrelationships, Diplomatic History, European History,...
Focusing upon the role of the United States government in furthering educational and cultural relations with other nations, the book presents a history of cooperative exchange between the United States and Latin America from 1936-48. The report, based upon primary source material in the form of communications between the Department of State and foreign service posts in Latin America, is presented in six major sections. Section I investigates origins of the Pan American Movement in the early...
Topics: ERIC Archive, American History, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Exchange, Culture Contact,...
A history of the employment of women in the Department of State and the Foreign Service is presented. Thirteen chapters consider the status of American women from 1776 to the present; women in the Department and at international conferences, 1800-1940; applicants and employees for overseas employment, 1851-1943; the Foreign Service examinations; the impact of war on employing women; the postwar period, 1949-1970; and the present and future role of women in the Department of State. In summary,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Diplomatic History, Employment Practices, Federal Government, Females, Foreign...
The syllabus outlines a college level international relations seminar with a neo-Marxist theoretical orientation. The objective of the seminar is to present an historical and comparative approach to a study of the evolution of the international political economy. Following an introduction explaining seminar objectives, grading, and course requirements, the syllabus is presented in 16 categories--one for each week of the course. Topics are course organization, overview of the modern world...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Bias, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, Diplomatic History, Economics...
Six presentations, an introduction, and a summary discussion are included in this publication, which focuses on the various complex factors involved in the negotiation of arms control agreements with the Soviet Union. Titles of the six presentations are: (1) Critical Issues in the United States-Soviet Relationship; (2) Basic Elements of Strategic Theory: Military Relations in a Nuclear World; (3) United States Defense Capability; (4) A Closer Look at Soviet Capabilities; (5) Strengthening...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Civil Defense, Conflict, Cooperation, Diplomatic History, Disarmament, Foreign...
Intended to provide background for study and discussion, this publication gives updated information on development in sub-Saharan Africa and provides a basis for understanding U.S. policy toward this vital region. The strengths, problems, politics, natural resources, and language and ethnolinguistic groups of this area of the world and the international and regional organizations active here are discussed in detail. Extensive data tables include information on the population, culture,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Diplomatic History, Economics, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Government Role,...
Forty years ago, George F. Kennan advanced the doctrine of containment against Soviet encroachment throughout the world. The Soviet Union has evolved from a Eurasian land power into a global superpower. In an effort to create an international environment congenial to domestic reforms, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has sought greater tranquility along Soviet borders. He seeks to exploit latent anti-nuclear sentiment in Europe and to challenge the conceptual underpinnings of Western deterrence....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Diplomatic History, Disarmament, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, International...
The Soviet Union (USSR) is a different place from what it was two years ago. The essential nature of these differences is, however, not obvious and the picture remains mixed. Recent developments involving political prisoners, freedom to travel and emigrate, broadcast jamming, and Czechoslovak relations seem to indicate that the Soviet society is at a turning point. It will be apparent whether Soviet society will turn in a positive direction only when predictions become reality, when promises...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Civil Liberties, Diplomatic History, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Freedom of...
The United States policy of branding governments--especially those in developing nations--as "good guys" or "bad guys" has been costly. The price has been paid in lost lives, confrontations with the Soviet Union, loss of diplomatic flexibility, and domestic political stresses. It seems an opportune time, now that the United States is moving toward a more confrontational foreign policy, to examine past practices and policies toward radical regimes and, if possible, develop a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Authoritarianism, Conflict, Developing Nations, Diplomatic History, Dissent, Foreign...
This paper reviews political symbols aimed at the United States found in "Granma Weekly Review" and in Fidel Castro's speeches to see if they have changed in a predicted manner over an 18-year period and whether changes in symbol content of "Granma" and Castro's speeches correspond. The paper first explains the functions of the Cuban media, and then recounts the history and status of U.S.-Cuban relations. Next, the paper examines Castro's attitude toward the United States....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Aggression, Content Analysis, Diplomatic History, Discourse Analysis, Foreign...
December 10, 1988, marks the 40th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration represents the first comprehensive, global statement on basic human rights, embracing many of the values long held by U.S. citizens; and it urges all peoples and all nations to promote respect for the rights it proclaims and to strive for their universal and effective recognition and observance. The lessons of World War II demonstrated that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Civil Liberties, Diplomatic History, Primary Sources, United States History, World...
This brief issues booklet provides basic information about the emerging democracy in the Philippines, as of 1989. The topics covered include the following: (1) "All in the Family"; (2) "The American Legacy"; (3) "An Enduring Presence"; (4) "Revolution: The Overthrow of President Marcos"; and (5) "Democracy Restored: Cory Aquino Victorious." A list of discussion questions and a 15-item annotated reading list conclude the booklet. (EH)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Colonialism, Conflict, Diplomatic History, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Global...
This brief issues booklet provides basic information about the role of the Catholic Church in Poland, the erosion of Communist party leadership over the past year (as of 1981), the rise of the Solidarity Union and the economic problems plaguing the Polish people. An introduction is followed by the following sections: (1) "History of a Millennium"; (2) "Communist Poland"; (3) "Solidarity"; (4) "Church, Farm, and Freedom"; (5) "Poland between East and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Catholics, Communism, Conflict, Diplomatic History, Foreign Countries, Foreign...
This brief issues booklet provides basic information about the arms control issue in Europe, as of 1988. The table of contents includes the following: (1) "Trying Again"; (2) "Prelude to Arms Control"; (3) "The First Attempts: MBFR (Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions) and CSCE (Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe); (4) "CAFE (Conventional Armed Forces in Europe): The Political and Military Environment"; (5) "The Future of Conventional Arms...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adult Education, Armed Forces, Conflict, Diplomatic History, Disarmament, Foreign...