ERIC Number: ED071936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Voter Education Training Kit.
Multi-District Inst. for Political Education, Pitman, NJ.
Guides and resources in this kit are prepared for a six week to two month secondary voter education course. The objectives are to prepare and motivate eligible students to register and vote in the presidential election, to participate in the presidential election campaigning, and to increase their overall knowledge concerning the presidential campaign and of the total political system. (Participating students are pre- and post-tested to measure increase in knowledge). Various techniques such as role playing, discussion, researching, field trips, interviews, and mock elections are employed in class activities. Included in the kit are a curriculum guide focusing primarily on the topics of elections-voting and political structures; a resource manual; guides to understanding party lobbying, voting rights, issues analysis centers, the electoral college, election information centers; and guides for conducting student elections, political canvassing campaigns, and operating a successful assembly. Two filmstrips, Operation of Voting Machines and Voting Rights and Procedures, are available through the Multi-District Institute for Political Education. (SJM)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Curriculum Guides, Elections, Instructional Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Political Issues, Political Science, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Action, Social Studies, Student Participation, United States Government (Course), Voter Registration, Voting, Voting Rights
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Multi-District Inst. for Political Education, Pitman, NJ.