ERIC Number: ED110393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Voter Education. A Resource Manual for Teachers and Students.
Donovan, Dorothy J.
This material is produced to provide a program to instruct secondary level students in the political, governmental, and legal processes and to encourage active student participation in these processes. The materials draw heavily upon community cooperation as a base for practical learning. Part of a year-long curriculum, this unit focusing on voter education examines the process of issue analysis, canvassing, and registration with insights into media publicity and propaganda techniques, and election strategies. Voting reform, rights and procedures, party structure, and the electoral college are intensively examined. Chapter one introduces the permanent vote education organization which, when fully implemented, functions as part of the course dealing with elections and campaigning. The second chapter contains a variety of curriculum activities to fully incorporate the goals and objectives of the unit. Activities include a mock election, coffee parties, and receptions, among others. The voter education retrieval system is explored in chapter three, which examines the various methods to increase voter registration and turnout. Several appendices and a bibliography conclude the document. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Civil Liberties, Community Cooperation, Elections, Guides, Learning Activities, Legal Education, News Media, Political Science, Politics, Resource Materials, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Simulation, United States Government (Course), Voter Registration, Voting, Voting Rights
Institute for Political and Legal Education, Box 426, Glassboro-Woodbury Road, Pitman, New Jersey 08071 ($7.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewall, NJ.
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