ERIC Number: ED368583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Participant Guide to Close Up North Dakota.
North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck.
This document is the 1992 guide for student participants in the Close Up program in North Dakota. The program is described as a citizenship learning adventure in which students are provided with opportunities to meet the state's leaders. In this program issues are covered from different sides, seminars provide detailed information, and meetings and discussion groups permit students to share ideas and gain new perspectives. In the program students learn about the political process by focusing on the executive branch of the state government. They get the chance to apply skills such as decision making, debating, and public speaking. This document is divided into five sections. The first is an introduction that includes a profile of the national Close Up program, descriptions of learning activities such as a trip to the nation's capital, and a citizen bee. The overview and goals of the North Dakota program, a map of the ground floor of the state capital, a directory of executive agency offices, and a program evaluation are included. The second section is the student guide. It includes information on planning for the state Close Up experience, student participant guidelines, how to prepare questions, and suggestions for corresponding with government officials. The third section describes the executive branch of the state government in detail. Thirteen specific positions and the office holder at the time are described. Section four describes boards and commissions. Section five consists of miscellaneous information about special interest groups, media issues, election of candidates, and open records and meetings. (DK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Amoco Foundation, Inc., Chicago, IL.; Burger King Corp., Miami, FL.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck.
Identifiers: North Dakota; North Dakota Close Up