2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog

EEDUC 5075 Successes & Failures in 3 Branches of American Government

 This course explores the fundamental concepts and ideas at work in the three branches of government and assesses their strengths and weaknesses. Through active learning and simulations, participants will develop curriculum for their classrooms that meet Massachusetts civics standards, including pedagogy in support of students becoming engaged citizens. Particular focus will be on the intellectual and political tensions, differences, and compromises in the Founders’ ideas and how successive generations have worked to resolve them.