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Critical Thinking and American Government contains 41 critical thinking exercises that use a wide variety sources to actively engage students in understanding and thinking critically about American government and politics.  These sources include court decisions, the Federalist Papers, legislation, public opinion polls, elections results, apportionment and population tables, data on topics such as African-American representation in Congress, among many others.

 

The critical thinking exercises require students to interpret and analyze data, discover basic relationships among variables, read critically, summarize information accurately, and formulate generalizations and hypotheses.  The exercises are based on the scholarship of teaching and learning.  Each exercises contains clear and discrete student learning objectives which facilitate the measurement and assessment of student outcomes and learning. 

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John H. Culver is Professor of Political Science at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. Professor Culver has taught at state colleges in Missouri and Colorado as well. Professor Culver is the co-author of POWER AND POLITICS IN CALIFORNIA (1988), THE POLITICS OF STATE COURTS (1992), and POLITICS AND PUBLIC POLICIES IN CALIFORNIA (1997). He has also published numerous articles and book chapters on capital punishment, judicial behavior, and California politics.

Kent M. Brudney is Professor of Political Science at Cuesta Community College in San Luis Obispo, CA. Professor Brudney previously taught at Converse College, South Carolina, and at California Polytechnic State University. He has held a Fulbright Fellowship and several grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He received the Kathyrne Amelia Brown Faculty Award at Converse College and the teaching excellence award at Cuesta College. Brudney's essays on Machiavelli and American political thought have appeared in several collections, and he has been published in several journals, including POLITICAL THEORY.

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