ERIC Number: ED065414
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Publication Date: 1972
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The Young Voter: A Guide to Instruction About Voter Behavior and Elections.
Patrick, John J.; Glenn, Allen D.
The main purpose of this volume is to provide information and ideas which might contribute to the improvement of secondary school instruction about voter behavior and elections. The focus is on the real political world and why people behave as they do. Facts and ideas are drawn from the work of social scientists, and the questions raised are those that have guided social scientists in their analyses of voter behavior. In Chapters 1-5 fundamental questions about elections and voter behavior are raised, pertinent facts and ideas are discussed, and sample lessons are presented. In all, there are nine sample lessons. They cover a variety of topics; and some teach specific skills. One lesson, for example, focuses on reading and interpreting political polls. Others are case studies of political situations. The Appendix is a guide to books, periodicals, films, and simulations about voter behavior. These materials can be used as background material for the teacher or to enrich instruction. (JLB)
Descriptors: Citizenship, Civics, Elections, Political Issues, Political Science, Political Socialization, Politics, Public Affairs Education, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Voting
National Council for the Social Studies, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($3.25)
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Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.