ERIC Number: ED223531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Lobbying.
Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewell, NJ.
High school students are introduced to concepts and practices of pressure groups and lobbying through role playing and through participating in lobbying efforts at the state level. Information on effective lobbying, regulation of lobbyists, and the legislative process is provided. Students are encouraged to learn lobbying techniques by engaging in a lobbying activity, for example, working toward a lower age limitation for candidates for the state legislature. Topics include researching the issue, meeting with and writing to legislators, seeking executive support, and establishing positive relations with the press. A role playing exercise focuses on telephone lobbying for more money to local school districts. A glossary and information on keeping informed on the progress of legislation conclude the document. (KC)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Federal Government, High Schools, Learning Activities, Legislation, Lobbying, Political Science, Role Playing, Social Studies, State Government, Student Projects, Validated Programs
Institute for Political and Legal Education, 207 Delsea Drive, RD 4, Box 209, Sewell, NJ 08080 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
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.
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