ERIC Number: ED152603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
People, Parties and Politics. 35 Jumbo Activity Cards for Teaching Reading/Writing Skills in Social Studies. Designed for Elementary and Middle School.
Sandra Schurr Publications, Bloomfield Hills, MI.
The document presents 35 supplementary activities on American politics. The activities are designed to be used by social studies classroom teachers in elementary and junior high schools. Topics include voting, elections, presidential qualifications, presidential activities, congressional duties, political participation, term of office, political terminology, candidates and issues, party affiliation, and political heroes. Students are involved in a variety of activities, many of which stress reading and writing skills. Activities include creating bulletin board and scrapbook displays of newspaper articles, drawing voter timelines, inventing games around political themes, writing letters to congressmen and political party headquarters, composing essays, summarizing information gained from classroom speakers, making flash cards which define political terms, describing the background of various Presidents, and writing research papers. For each activity, information is given on the background of the topic, materials and procedures, and additional learning activities. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: American Culture, Cartoons, Citizen Participation, Civil Rights, Class Activities, Educational Games, Elections, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Activities, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Middle Schools, News Media, Parent Participation, Political Affiliation, Political Attitudes, Political Issues, Politics, Presidents, Reading Skills, Skill Development, Social Studies, Student Participation, Surveys, Writing Skills
Sandra Schurr Publications, 2800 North Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48013 ($4.95, 10 sets for $4.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sandra Schurr Publications, Bloomfield Hills, MI.