ERIC Number: ED134491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Political Involvement. Community Involvement/Career Education: An Experience-based Social Studies Program, Volume III.
Kyle, James; And Others
This collection of materials and ideas is designed for the high school student who wants to try to influence society. The guide provides background information and descriptions of experience-based learning activities for use by students as they explore political involvement opportunities in their communities. The purposes of the materials are to help students understand how to become involved in the political process and to teach them to use positive and negative political means to make the system respond to their needs. Section I deals with gaining political power through working for a political candidate. Topics discussed include choosing a candidate, volunteer workers, dirty tricks, campaign finances, voter registration, and election laws. Section II discusses some of the problems and methods for dealing with people and institutions who have power which they did not gain from the ballot box--local governments, school districts, and business corporations, for example. In the third section suggestions are offered for working with various levels of government on specific problems. Articles on liberals, conservatives, privacy, and corruption are presented in Sections IV, V, and VI. Each section presents numerous informative articles, question-answer surveys, political belief exercises, project descriptions, suggestions for a daily journal, outlines for personal research sheets, goals and objectives, excerpts from relevant laws, and legal forms. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Planning, Community Involvement, Democratic Values, Educational Objectives, Individual Instruction, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Political Power, Politics, Relevance (Education), Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Participation, Student Volunteers, Study Guides, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Robbinsdale Independent School District 281, Minn.; Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Note: For related document, see SO 009 705; Many pages of the original document are copyrighted and therefore not available. They are no included in the pagination