ERIC Number: ED049975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Program for Student Registration, Voting and Participation in Election Activities.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of Social Studies.
Recommended procedures and essential facts for a planned student registration campaign in New York City Schools, as well as suggested teaching strategies and instructional aids supporting a broad-based senior year preparation for the 18-year-old franchise comprise this document. The suggested teaching strategies involve large and small group activities, independent study, and use of varied media. Questions for discussion and study include, among others: 1) How much difference will voting by 18-year-olds make? What changes will they want in government; 2) What does a vote mean in our elective process; and, 3) When the Supreme Court ruled on the right of 18-year-olds to vote, they also ruled that persons who did not know how to read and write could vote -- if any, what limits should be set for the right to vote? Also outlined are key concepts and terms, major understandings, and further questions for inquiry and discovery. Reading selections on the subject of political parties, and copies of recent newspaper articles concerning the 18-year-old vote are included for discussion. The list of suggested references consists of books, articles, films, filmstrips, and tapes. A list of local institutional sources of information and their addresses concludes the document. (JLB)
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of Social Studies.
Identifiers: Eighteen Year Old Vote; New York