ERIC Number: ED214851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Students Who Are 18 or Soon Will Be: Help Them Prepare To Exercise Their Right To Vote. Project 18.
Thomas, Howard Y.
The background material and activities in this publication will help prepare high school students to exercise their right to vote. Although written specifically for use in South Carolina, the publication can easily be adapted for use by teachers in other states. Examples of the different kinds of materials and activities follow. One activity discusses the requirements for voting in South Carolina in state and local elections. Regulations are listed and an application for registration is provided. Students set up mock registration. Students also arrange for a member of the County Board of Registration to come to the school and actually register all eligible students. Another activity presents facts to discuss concerning primary, municipal, and general elections. Students study and discuss an official ballot for a general election in South Carolina. Absentee voting is the topic of another activity. Facts to discuss are presented. Students complete an application for absentee voter registration. The materials and activities in the last section of the publication urge students to take the time to prepare themselves to be responsible voters. Facts to discuss and discussion questions are presented. Many activities are suggested. For example, students are asked to interview local candidates to form their own campaign organization for a candidate who is running for reelection to a public office, to set up a model legislature and introduce a bill to solve a problem which they have researched, and to write an inauguration speech on being elected the President of the United States. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Curriculum Development Section.
Identifiers: South Carolina
Note: Some pages may not reproduce clearly due to small, broken, and blurred ink.