ERIC Number: ED179475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Multi-Media Approach to Teaching Local Government on the Secondary Level.
McTeer, J. Hugh; Jackson, Barry N.
The document offers numerous examples of using the media in teaching local government and explains how to create appropriate materials. Suggestions are to collect news from newspapers and to record news and forum discussions on local radio stations. Forms and pamphlets can be collected from offices of the court clerk, probate judge, tax commissioner, police department, zoning commissioner, and voter registrar. Detailed instructions for preparing and showing slides are provided and topics are suggested. Slide shows could depict activities of the police department, courts, correctional facilities, and county commissioners. Transparencies of county maps, floor plans of the courthouse, organizational charts, methods for computing taxes, and current issues may also be prepared. Special techniques involve use of circuit boards and computer aided instruction. Circuit boards are easily constructed devices which signal correct responses with lights or buzzers. Steps for construction are provided. Computers may be used for individualized instruction, pre- and posttests, and games. Finally, field trips and a voter registration program are suggested. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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