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Social Studies

Economics
Chohan / Singleton / Hempel

A comprehensive overview of the subject, involving both a micro and macro approach. Relates historical references to current trends; and ties in, quite dramatically, the impact of technology on economics. Also incorporates some personal and consumer economics.
14 recordings, 28 lessons. Stock # 112000 (Includes one complete set of the correlated publications below) -- $223.15
Additional Copies of Printed Publications
Student Workbook
13.95
Key to Workbook
4.95
Tests & Key
4.25


Social Economics
Rinster

This series of Social Economics teaches basic economic concepts, principles, and analytical techniques through the study of topics of current interest to students. Part 1 addresses economic fundamentals in lectures entitled "What Economics Is All About" and "The Importance of Economic Understanding." Part 2 then covers common sense economics applied to current social problems in the lectures "What is Inflation?", "The Economic Effects of Inflation," "The Causes of Inflation," "Protecting Yourself from Inflation," and "A Policy for Ending Inflation."
6 Recordings. Includes Exhibits and Charts Below. Stock # 112440 -- $92.25
Additional Copies of Printed Publications
Exhibits and Charts - 4.95


Relative Origins — Famous Foster and Adopted People
Aileen Dever & Maria Dever

Each year roughly 150,000 children are adopted in the United States. There are approximately 2 million adopted children under the age of 18. Although about two-thirds are adopted by relatives, and most work out well, many children still harbor fears or concerns about being "different" or even "abandoned."

Anxiety by children or adoptive parents is normal, but to help them put aside those fears and go on to lead the most productive lives possible, the authors compiled this book of more than a hundred famous adopted individuals. From champion athletes and scientists to actors, educators, businesspeople, authors, and religious leaders, Famous Foster & Adopted People provides examples of adopted children who went on to lead happy and successful lives.

For most readers it will serve to show that adopted children are no different than the rest of us; for adopted children themselves the book provides examples and role models of people who conquered their fears. By extension, readers learn that if they have confidence in themselves there is nothing that they cannot accomplish.
Quality Softcover, 202 pages, Bibliography, Index, Stock #402020, ISBN 0-89420-286-3, $16.95


Mineral Resources and the Destinies of Nations
Walter Youngquist, Ph.D.

Throughout human history, progress and monetary systems have been based on the Earth's energy-mineral and mineral resources. Possession or lack of these natural treasures has guided the development of civilizations, relations among nations, and the outcome of wars.

Today, highly developed and mechanized economies depend more than ever on reliable supplies of oil, gas, and a host of metals. Without oil, most of the wheels of everyday life would grind to a halt. Without a variety of essential metals, light switches, jet airplanes, TV sets, automobiles, telephones, and a host of other products would not exist.

The historically unprecendented transfer of wealth in recent years, from the industrial nations to the oil-rich countries, and the rise of these latter economies, demonstrates the fundamental impact of energy minerals on the destinies of nations. This will continue.

The race for minerals can only intensify as demand grows against finite and depleting resources. Centers of mineral affluence shift and are reflected in the rise and fall of economies. World affairs will be shaped even more in the future, than in the past, by the availability of minerals. This unique book details these relationships of minerals to national destinies and how minerals shape the lives of the worlds teeming millions.

Dr. Walter Youngquist brings to this book more than 40 years of both foreign and domestic petroleum and hard mineral exploration experience, in some 70 countries. He has been employed full-time or as a consultant by many major companies, including International Petroleum Co., Ltd. (Peru), Amoco, Shell Oil Company, Belco Petroleum, Sun Oil Company, and the Minerals Department of Exxon Corporation. He is the author of Investing in Natural Resources (Dow Jones-Irwin), a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, The Geothermal Resources Council, and a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Hardcover, 280 pages, Bibliography, Index, stock # 341330, ISBN 0-89420-268-5, $19.95


Energy Resources for the Future
Walter Youngquist, PhD, Univ of Oregon, Consulting Geologist

This course presents, in clear and striking terms the facts about our energy position in the United States, and examines what the alternatives are to our present heavy dependence on petroleum. How our changing energy base will affect the internal economic situation of the United States is considered, along with the international implications of this situation. Special emphasis is given to how the new energy economics will affect individuals, and how each person can adjust most effectively to these circumstances. Here is a fact-filled, practical course dealing with one of the most important aspects of every American’s life —— energy resources.
12 recordings, 24 lessons. Stock # 231000 (Includes one complete set of the correlated publications below) -- $196.75
Additional Copies of Printed Publications
Student Workbook
11.95
Key to Workbook
4.95
Tests
4.50
Key to Tests
3.95


American Labor Movement
Charlotte Butsch

A history of the labor movement, starting with the first worker societies, formed in medieval times. The course discusses why the worker societies were started, the problems they faced and overcame, the public reaction to the labor movement, union involvement in politics, strikes, employer organization against unions, the legislation passed that affected labor, the effects of World War I and World War II on the labor movement and the organization of the AFL-CIO. The accompanying student syllabus, with notetaking and exercise sections, keeps the student actively involved in the learning process.
1 recordings, 2 lessons. Stock # 330000 (Includes one complete set of the correlated publications below) -- $24.60
Additional Copies of Printed Publications
Student Workbook
6.95
Key to Workbook
3.25
Tests & Key
3.50


The Health Hazards of Not going Nuclear
Dr. Peter Beckmann

Based on the book of the same name, these recordings never try to make the point that nuclear power is 100% safe, merely that in a comparison of safety records and health care costs, nuclear power is far safer than any other form of large-scale energy conversion yet invented.
6 recordings, 12 lectures. Stock # 296000 -- $90.00


U.S. Government Series
Adam / Salser

This course begins by describing the Executive Branch as it is established by the Constitution. It then details the development of Presidential powers in a changing world, the process of election, the relationship between the President and the Congress, the way the Executive Branch is organized, the manner in which the President functions in office, and other related topics. It concludes with thoughts concerning possible changes and trends in the future of the Presidency. Many issues are discussed in detail, allowing the student to draw his/her own conclusion.
Executive Branch — 9 recordings, 18 lessons. Stock # 194000 (Includes one complete set of the correlated publications below) -- $150.05
Additional Copies of Printed Publications
Student Workbook
10.95
Key to Workbook
3.75
Tests
2.95
Key to Tests
2.95

How it Functions 2 recordings, 4 lessons. Stock # 196040 (Includes one complete set of the correlated publications below) -- $36.05
Additional Copies of Printed Publications
Student Workbook
6.45
Key to Workbook
2.50

How Our Laws Are Made 2 recordings, 4 lessons. Stock # 196000 (Includes one complete set of the correlated publications below) -- $36.05
Additional Copies of Printed Publications
Student Workbook
6.45
Key to Workbook
2.50


Consumer Economics & Personal Finance
Marty Bagby

A very solid course in the applied economics of buying. Especially designed to meet growing state requirements, the program includes all basic information common to recognized references in the field.
14 recordings, 28 tracks (17 lessons). Stock # 100000 (Includes a complete set of correlated publications below) -- $224.55
Additional Copies of Printed Publications
Student Workbook
9.95
Key to Workbook
3.95
Tests & Key
3.95


Metric System
Parker / Fryback / Parker

The Metric System is designed to teach the basics of the system at the elementary and secondary levels. The student moves step by step through each part of the system in a logical manner. The difficulty of conversion from one system to another is minimized by associating the new measurements with the everyday things with which we are all familiar.
1 recording, 2 tracks. Stock # 280000 (Includes one complete set of the correlated publications listed below) -- $18.95
Additional Copies of Printed Publications
10 Student Booklets
$19.95
Key to Workbook
$2.95


The Democratization of Clothing in America
Barbara H. Salser

The Clothing Revolution, which reached its climax during the last century in this country, was a double revolution. It was a revolution in the making of clothing (from the homemade and the custom-made to the ready-made or factory-made); it also was a revolution in the wearing of clothing.
5 recordings, 10 lessons. Stock # 165000 (Includes one complete set of the correlated publications listed below) -- $89.10
Additional Copies of Printed Publications
Student Workbook
8.95
Key to Workbook
3.75
Tests
3.95


A History of Indian Policy

The purpose of this program is to bring together in one work, a brief history of the indian policy of the United States for the use of students, teachers, government employees, and the general reader. Considerable detail has been supplied for the period since 1930, to better enable students to see the processes involved in the adoption, administration, and eventual changes of indian policy.

The program’s real center of attention has been the development and changes of policy. Historical information concerning the Bureau of Indian Affairs, indian history, and general history has been supplied only as necessary to understand the changes in policy in their historical setting.
9 recordings, 18 lessons. Stock # 333000 (Includes one complete set of the correlated publications listed below) -- $146.10
Additional Copies of Printed Publications
Student Workbook
9.95
Key to Workbook & Tests
3.50
Tests
3.25


Contempt of Court
Fred West, Ph.D.

Most Americans complain about our judicial system; but as with the weather, no one really does anything about it. Not that the complaints aren't valid enough: Every day, the print and electronic media present horror stories concerning justice denied and legal abuse. Yet we lack the will to change the system. To borrow a line from Faulkner's Nobel Prize Award speech: "Our tragedy today...so long sustained by now that we can even bear it."

Contempt of Court boldly describes this legal tyranny, illustrating it with specific cases, many of which are nationally known. The book also prescribes basic reforms which could aid greatly in giving the American public a system of true justice.
Quality Softcover, 210 pages, Index, stock #341240, ISBN 0-89420-267-7 -- $16.95


The Role of Government in a Free Society (Video)
Walter Williams, Ph.D.

Walter Williams describes himself as a radical. In this age of big government he says, "any American who believes in individual liberty is indeed a radical." He has some very thoughtful and thought-provoking things to say about how government spends our tax dollars, and how many black "leaders" don't represent the views of most black Americans, including himself. He spent much of his childhood in the projects, raised by a single-parent mother. Despite adversity, he has become a successful, prominent American economist and inspiring spokesman for liberty. He explains that taking money from one group and giving it to another doesn't solve social problems -- it makes them worse! He questions such programs as welfare and affirmative action, urging a return to family values.

The John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, syndicated columnist, and author of 5 books (including The State Against Blacks and South Africa's War Against Capitalism), Walter Williams is perhaps best-known as the guest host of Rush Limbaugh's radio talk show.

Now you can own a copy of this 95-minute presentation, including the question and answer period.

A Cascade Policy Institute production,
Stock #530030, $29.95


House for Sale!
M. Louisa Michaels

The media are full of reports about the Federal deficit, how large it is, and perhaps even whose fault it might be at a given time.

What few reporters or commentators address is that our government is so large and complex, employs so many people, and functions through the direction of so many rules, regulations, laws, interpretations, and decisions -- direct, obscure, interwoven, arcane, conflicting, absurd and outdated -- that it is almost impossible to even imagine it being managed efficiently. As prone to abuse as this system is, how likely is it that our elected representatives in Congress will ever succeed in reforming the system -- especially since those who sincerely intend to do so are a distinct minority?

Travel with the author, a former teacher and scientist--on her odyssey from wide-eyed innocence to cynical realization -- as she probes the incongruities that surround that exclusive 435-member club known as the House of Representatives!
Quality Softcover, 351 pages, Index, References, Stock # 344044, ISBN 0-89420-282-0, $17.95


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