ERIC Number: ED182231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
What If...You Want to Cast a Ballot? One of a Series of Readings and Activities--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 and adult students learn about how to cast a ballot and acquire the skills necessary to do so. By using the materials, students will learn who may vote; the qualifications required for voting; how voting rights have been expanded by constitutional amendment; federal and state laws and court decisions; when, where, and how to vote either at the polls or by absentee ballot; and where to obtain material on candidates and issues and how to compare different views. 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 -- but content activities and paging of both sets are the same. The booklet contains concise reading selections followed by questions which the student is expected to answer in writing. Students fill out forms to change party membership, cast a ballot, and learn to apply for an absentee ballot. Reading and writing skills are emphasized. Optional activities described in the Teacher Guide (SO 012 329) include studying the role of the media in elections, having students publicize an election, and conducting a Candidates' Night. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Basic Skills, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Responsibility, High Interest Low Vocabulary Books, High School Equivalency Programs, Instructional Materials, Legal Education, Political Issues, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, 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 ($2.00)
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