ERIC Number: ED350243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Voteline: A Project for Integrating Computer Databases, Spreadsheets, and Telecomputing into High School Social Studies Instruction.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
This North Carolina project utilizes computer technology to engage students in activities that encourage them to become well-informed voters. The activities are organized into four separate modules. The first module contains student activities designed specifically for the 1992 Presidential election. These activities include: media research, demographic analysis, using the demographic spreadsheet, using the opinion survey spreadsheet, voter registration, mock election, and post election analysis. The second module includes materials that describe the use of and instructions for a computer database of North Carolina counties. The materials in the third module describe the use of and instructions for a computer spreadsheet that uses student decisions and North Carolina demographic data to project the outcome of any political election. The fourth module contains materials that describe the use of and give instructions for a computer spreadsheet that uses student decisions and multi-site survey results to project an outcome of any election. Forms for ordering the computer software needed to conduct these activities are included in this document. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers: North Carolina