ERIC Number: ED223526
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
County Government: A Curriculum Guide.
Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewell, NJ.
High school students examine the structure, function, services, finances, politics, and budgeting of county governments provided in this unit containing five lesson plans. Students interview all available county officials to obtain the widest viewpoint possible on the structure and function of county government, then rank the functions as most and least necessary. They also identify which municipalities are controlled by which political parties and discuss how county government is affected by the two-party system. Detailed instructions for a simulation game on county budgeting outlines commissioner and official roles for negotiating a budget. Each lesson plan lists objectives, discussion questions, activities, and resources. (KC)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Citizenship Education, County Officials, Government Role, High Schools, Learning Activities, Local Government, Local Issues, Political Science, Simulation, Social Studies, Units of Study, Validated Programs
Institute for Political and Legal Education, 207 Delsea Drive, RD 4, Box 209, Sewell, NJ 08080 ($0.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Research.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewell, NJ.