Item Details

Legislatures [electronic resource]: Laying Down the Law

produced by the Educational Film Center
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Explores the idea that legislatures, although contentious bodies, are institutions composed of men and women who make representative democracy work by reflecting and reconciling the wide diversity of views held by Americans. Case studies include the work of John McCain and others to reform campaign funding, the fight for "Death with Dignity" laws in Oregon, and a day in the life of Representative Wayne Gilchrest of Maryland.
Performers
Hosted by Renée Poussaint.
Release Date
2003
Run Time
27 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
high school
9-12
Notes
  • Series covers topics of civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions recommended by The Civics Framework for the National Assessment of Educational Progress developed by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Companion web site includes topic overviews, readings, critical thinking activity and web-based resources for each program.
Related Title
Partisans and partners.
Constituents v. conscience.
The People's representative.
Series
Democracy in America
Series Statement
Democracy in America ; 6
Contents
  • Partisans and partners (9 min.)
  • Constituents v. conscience (8 min.)
  • The people's representative (10 min.)
ISBN
1576806758 (series)
Published
South Burlington, Vt. : Annenberg/CPB, c2003.
Description
Mode of access: Windows Media Player, World Wide Web.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

  • LEADER 02813ngm a2200577 a 4500
    001 u4866794
    003 SIRSI
    005 20050627105956.0
    006 m g m
    007 vz czazzu
    007 cr cna
    008 050718s2003 vtu027 d s vleng d
    020
      
      
    a| 1576806758 (series)
    035
      
      
    a| (Sirsi) mfm00088278
    040
      
      
    a| AzPhLCL
    082
    0
      
    a| 320.473
    245
    0
    0
    a| Legislatures h| [electronic resource] : b| laying down the law / c| produced by the Educational Film Center.
    260
      
      
    a| South Burlington, Vt. : b| Annenberg/CPB, c| c2003.
    490
    1
      
    a| Democracy in America ; v| 6
    500
      
      
    a| Series covers topics of civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions recommended by The Civics Framework for the National Assessment of Educational Progress developed by the U.S. Department of Education.
    500
      
      
    a| Companion web site includes topic overviews, readings, critical thinking activity and web-based resources for each program.
    505
    0
      
    a| Partisans and partners (9 min.) -- Constituents v. conscience (8 min.) -- The people's representative (10 min.)
    511
    0
      
    a| Hosted by Renée Poussaint.
    516
      
      
    a| Graphic file (Streaming video; 27 min.)
    520
      
      
    a| Explores the idea that legislatures, although contentious bodies, are institutions composed of men and women who make representative democracy work by reflecting and reconciling the wide diversity of views held by Americans. Case studies include the work of John McCain and others to reform campaign funding, the fight for "Death with Dignity" laws in Oregon, and a day in the life of Representative Wayne Gilchrest of Maryland.
    521
    2
      
    a| high school.
    521
    2
      
    a| 9-12.
    538
      
      
    a| Mode of access: Windows Media Player, World Wide Web.
    546
      
      
    a| Closed-captioned.
    610
    1
    0
    a| United States. t| Constitution.
    650
      
    0
    a| Civil rights z| United States.
    650
      
    0
    a| Campaign funds x| Law and legislation z| United States.
    650
      
    0
    a| Right to die x| Law and legislation z| United States.
    650
      
    0
    a| Euthanasia x| Law and legislation z| United States.
    650
      
    0
    a| Democracy z| United States.
    650
      
    0
    a| Federal government z| United States.
    650
      
    0
    a| Legislators z| United States.
    650
      
    0
    a| Politicians z| United States.
    650
      
    0
    a| Political science.
    651
      
    0
    a| United States x| Politics and government.
    655
      
    0
    a| Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
    710
    2
      
    a| Educational Film Center (Annandale, Va.)
    710
    2
      
    a| Annenberg/CPB.
    740
    0
      
    a| Partisans and partners.
    740
    0
      
    a| Constituents v. conscience.
    740
    4
      
    a| The People's representative.
    856
    4
    0
    u| http://www.learner.org/resources/series173.html
    830
      
    0
    a| Democracy in America ; v| 6.
    596
      
      
    a| 1
    999
      
      
    a| XX(4866794.1) w| WEB i| 4866794-1001 l| INTERNET m| UVA-LIB t| INTERNET

Availability

Google Preview

Watch Online