ERIC Number: ED063203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies: The Electoral Process.
Schrager, Donald M.
This quinmester course of study for grades seven through nine provides a framework for analyzing election processes in a democracy by investigating democratic societies of the past, and contrasting democracies with totalitarian types of government. Major emphasis is upon analyzing the system of institutionalized political parties, the ever-changing electorate, campaigns, polls, and other factors. The objective of the study is for pupils to become more effective voters and citizens resulting in an improved democratic society. Six units are: 1) The Basis of Democracy: Free Elections; 2) Constitutional Provisions for Elections; 3) Constitutional Changes; 4) The Two Party System; 5) Elections in the United States; 6) Campaigning for Office. A short bibliography is included. Related documents are SO 002 708 through SO 002 718, SO 002 768 through SO 002 792, and SO 002 949 through SO 002 970. (Author/SJM)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Curriculum Guides, Democracy, Elections, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Junior High Schools, Political Science, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States Government (Course), Units of Study, Voting, Voting Rights
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Identifiers: Florida; Quinmester Program