Melvin Hanson

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School



There is no prescribed course of study for the course in American government in Watertown High School. McClenaghan’s book, MaGruder's American Government is used as the text. The instructor can use whatever materials and procedures are felt to be most effective and practical to attain the desired outcomes. These objectives were formulated for the purpose of giving direction to this study. They represent the thinking of the superintendent of schools, the high school principal, the principal of the junior high school, and three of the members of the social studies teaching staff. The problem considered in this research relates to the better teaching of courses in citizenship, and how the community agencies, which may be available, can be utilized in such testing. It was the purpose of this study (1) to investigate and review a few of the resources in the Watertown community that have possibilities for use by the American government classes; (2) to show how some of these resources may be used along with the textbook presently being used in the course in American government; and (3) to show how some of these resources can be used to achieve a part of the objectives of the course in American government in Watertown High School. The specific purpose of this study was to make a survey of the community agencies in Watertown which are available for use in the teaching of citizenship education, and to point out many ways in which these agencies can be utilized.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Social sciences -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- South Dakota -- Watertown.


Includes bibliographical references (pages 46-47)



Number of Pages



South Dakota State University


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