ERIC Number: ED071932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Project 18. (Student and Teacher Booklets.)
Lower Merion Township School District, Ardmore, PA.
Three separate teacher and student books for the Project 18 course are included in this packet. The objective is to help students develop a positive attitude and to motivate them toward political participation. Teaching strategies for six sections, which run the gamut from simulation to lecture, focus on practical politics. The six sections are as follows: 1) A simulation section introducing students to politics requires them to assume the role of political actors in a real world situation; 2) a citizen's role in government activity provides students with experience in planning how to influence political decisions; 3) case studies adapted to the secondary grades present information about particular levels of state and local government; 4) lectures, discussions, and role playing activities deal with an election, voting, and campaigning; 5) multi-media materials help students examine American social structure as it influences political attitudes and behavior; and 6) flow charting activities involve students in evaluating political strategies. The Teacher's Manual provides lesson guides; the Teacher Resource Book contains student readings, suggested lectures, papers, and background readings; and the Student Resource Book includes appropriate student readings. A related document is SO 005 202. (SJM)
Descriptors: Activism, Citizen Participation, Elections, Instructional Materials, Political Influences, Political Issues, Political Power, Political Science, Political Socialization, Politics, Projects, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Action, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Voting
ERIC/ChESS, 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 (For Loan Only)
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Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Community Affairs, Harrisburg.; League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Lower Merion Township School District, Ardmore, PA.