POLITICAL LABELS: DO THEY MATTER?
"Conservative" and "Liberal" Today
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What do these labels mean? Is it fair to define people as one or the other? Do the labels call up certain images? When you hear that someone is liberal or conservative, do you make a judgment about his or her values, beliefs, and political attitudes?
Addressing a vital topic with wisdom and clarity, this carefully balanced program invites students to travel with young people from the Presidential Classroom program as they interview elected officials and experts in government to ask thought-provoking questions: What is a liberal? What is a conservative? How does each view the economy? In what ways do they differ? Commentary from Alan Simpson (R-WY), Eva Clayton (D-NC), Norman Ornstein (American Enterprise Institute), and others stimulate class discussion and spur further research into the issues.
General Learning Video/Zenger Media
9 and up