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ERIC Number: ED080446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Primary: A Simulation Game.
Shelly, Ann
A game designed to introduce elementary and middle school students to the primary election process and its operational elements through simulation and role playing activities is presented in this document. A hypothetical town of Notae which has been controlled by one political party for years without resulting change is described. Issues in the upcoming election center on fighting pollution, building a new school, and supporting a new highway. Certain groups in the town feel that several major problems exist. Those who want a representative on the ballot include a non-political group, groups who have a point of view on particular issues, and dissident groups. Step by step procedures lead students into three rounds (taking approximately 50 minutes) where they: 1) assume the role of a citizen who decides to run and seek main support for the nomination; 2) obtain signatures on the petition to get their name on the ballot; and 3) actually campaign. After the game students discuss their plays (strategies, methods of operating, etc.). Materials consist of a content outline, various forms such as descriptions of job duties; petitions; instruction sheets; and others. A one page evaluation form and instruction sheet for developing simulation games are appended. (SJM)
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