ERIC Number: ED041804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Vote as a Measure of Participation in American Society. Teacher and Student Manuals.
LaValley, Joseph F., Jr.
The unit invites the student to consider a variety of viewpoints on what the vote means to Americans, challenging him ultimately to see it as a measure of his own political identity and of his association with or alienation from political society. After an introductory section which frames the question by looking at the role of the vote in Soviet Russia, the student is led to investigate the reasons for alienation and non-voting in the United States. A subsequent section surveys the history of the struggles for woman and Negro suffrage, asking why these groups were fighting for the vote. Designed primarily for slower learners at the high school level, the unit should interest junior high students as well. (See SO 000 161 for a listing of related documents.) (Author/SBE)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Amherst Coll., MA.