ERIC Number: ED058104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Reference Count: 0
The 21 Inch Classroom. Practical Politics. Senior High School.
Twenty One Inch Classroom, Boston, MA.; Tufts Univ., Medford, MA. Lincoln Filene Center for Citizenship and Public Affairs.
A sequential series of four fifteen minute classroom television programs provide a drama whereby students can identify with a candidate's problems of getting elected to political office. Major purposes of the overall program are: 1) to make students aware of electoral processes in a democracy; 2) to emphasize the importance of each individual's participation and responsibility in election practices for office in local, state and federal government; 3) to stimulate student thinking and discussions about actual political problems; 4) to foster further search for information; 5) to transfer involvement practices learned in class to the community. The method used concludes each program with a dilemma demanding of the players a decision involving personal ethics vs. a politically expedient solution. A problem to solve and a list of questions are provided for the class to discuss in their attempt to arrive at a solution. Suggestions for class projects are included that require the student to research electoral background and current information. A list of recommended readings is provided. (SJM)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Civics, Educational Television, Elections, Political Attitudes, Political Power, Political Science, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Values, Voting
Massachusetts Executive Committee for Educational Television, 21 Inch Classroom, 30 Franklin Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02110
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Twenty One Inch Classroom, Boston, MA.; Tufts Univ., Medford, MA. Lincoln Filene Center for Citizenship and Public Affairs.