ERIC Number: ED182230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
What If...You Want to Register to Vote. Student Booklet Set I [And] Set II.
Wallin, Katherine L.; Heinrichs, Audrey S.
Part of the "What If...Series," this booklet contains readings and activities which will help secondary students or adults learn about voting procedures and acquire effective coping skills. Specifically, the materials will provide students with a working knowledge of the rules, procedures, and requirements for voter registration. The materials are intended to be used in secondary schools and in naturalization and High School Equivalency Programs. The booklets are written at two reading levels -- Set 1 at grade 4,5 and Set 2 at grade 7,8 -- yet content activities and paging of both sets are the same. The booklet contains short reading selections followed by questions which students must answer in writing or forms which the student must fill out. Reading and writing skills are emphasized. Students who are eligible to register to vote, do so; ineligible students simulate voter registration. Students are also involved in classroom discussion. Optional activities described in the Teacher Guide (SO 012 329) include inviting a legislator and a member of the League of Women Voters to come to class to make presentations and planning and conducting a voter registration drive. Teacher training in the use of the materials can be arranged by contacting the Institute for Political and Legal Education. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Basic Skills, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Responsibility, High Interest Low Vocabulary Books, High School Equivalency Programs, Instructional Materials, Legal Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Residence Requirements, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Voter Registration, Voting, Voting Rights, Writing Skills
Institute for Political/Legal Education, Educational Improvement Center South, 207 Delsea Drive, Sewell, NJ 08080 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education Trenton. Bureau of Adult, Continuing, Community Education.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewall, NJ.
Note: For related documents, see SO 012 329-333; Several pages consisting of voter registration forms are printed in small type and may not reproduce well