ERIC Number: ED070733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Manual on Political Action.
This guide offers teachers and senior high school students the simple facts of how he can make a difference in the operation of the two-party system in the United States at the precinct level. It also attempts to show that students, teachers, the school curriculum, and our American political structure definitely need large numbers of high school students working in the election process. The handbook suggests many specific activities to implement such a plan. Moreover, it attempts to demonstrate that these plans are practical by relating the specific projects participated in by the Des Moines East High School students in a span stretching more than two decades. Finally, a section is devoted to listing names of people who have worked with youth through the school in political work. All this is discussed in an attempt to help anyone interested in instituting a political action program by providing answers for those who might be apprehensive about moving into such a program. (FDI)
Descriptors: Activism, Curriculum Guides, Elections, Extracurricular Activities, High School Students, Political Socialization, Politics, Secondary Education, Student Participation, Student Projects, Teaching Methods
Des Moines Education Association, 3116 Ingersoll, Des Moines, Iowa 50312 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Education Association, IA.
Note: A Curriculum Guide for High Schools