American Government and Politics Today - Texas Edition, 2009-2010
Cengage Learning, Jan 29, 2009 - Political Science - 1056 pages
Students are often hesitant to become involved in the political process. Until now. AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY, TEXAS EDITION, 2009-2010 uses intriguing, real-life examples and hands-on exercises to engage students in the fascinating intricacies of American government and inspires them to participate in the political process. It’s the ideal text for the hybrid American Government/Texas Politics course as well as instructors who want to require just one book. As it introduces concepts, the text illustrates specific ways students can participate, showing through exciting examples how individuals ’including students’ can make a profound impact. Through topic-based discussions, the text illustrates that active participation can be as simple as calling a local politician to share an opinion on a local issue, registering to vote, or viewing a town council meeting on local access cable demonstrating how these seemingly small steps can make a difference. Critical thinking is promoted throughout with issue discussion, comparison, and debate. The new edition also includes expanded coverage of the 2008 presidential election. A powerful new administrative DVD and an innovative online Resource Center help you maximize your time and student results. Engaging and inspiring, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY, TEXAS EDITION, 2009-2010 helps students discover the importance of active, informed citizenship. Again and again, students see the power of one to make a difference.
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