ERIC Number: ED249145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
We, the People, Choose. Teaching Activities to Supplement AET '84 Presidential Election Videotapes: Election Awareness, Becoming an Informed Voter, The Voting Process.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Curriculum Development.
A 3-part teaching unit acquaints secondary students with election procedures and with the issues surrounding the 1984 presidential election. While designed to accompany an educational television series on the 1984 election produced by Albany Educational Television (AET), materials may also be used independently and adapted to other elections. Part I, "Election Awareness," contains four activities. A voter fact sheet explains the different types of elections and voter registration procedure. A crossword puzzle reinforces election vocabulary. Four role playing situations provide students with practice in using election vocabulary and in registering to vote. In the final activity, students complete a voter registration form. Part II, "Becoming an Informed Voter," contains three activities to acquaint students with sources of information on election issues and to help them identify issues of concern to them. The two activities in part III, "The Voting Process," familiarize students with additional vocabulary and the mechanics of the voting machine. For each activity, teachers are provided with goals, procedures, and answer keys. A posttest is provided. (LP)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Current Events, Elections, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Political Issues, Secondary Education, Units of Study, Voter Registration, Voting
Regents Research Learning Technologies Fund, New York State Education Dept., CLT Media Distribution Network & Computer Training Labs, Cultural Education Center, C-7 Concourse Level, Albany, NY 12230 (3-part videotape $40.00; specify format: 3/4", VHS, or BETA).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Curriculum Development.
Identifiers: Presidential Campaigns