ERIC Number: ED206542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Improving Voting in Ohio through Education. A Voter Education Program for Elementary Grades.
Celebrezze, Anthony J., Jr.; Walter, Franklin
This resource booklet contains activities for elementary teachers who want to teach their students about voting and the election process. Part I consists of suggestions for conducting an election at different grade levels. All of the elections involve real choices that affect the student (e.g. choice of ice cream flavor or other treat for a class party, or the destination for a class outing). Part of the lesson to be learned is that voting is something you should do because the results of elections affect your life. Parts II and III of the booklet contain many activities and suggestions that can be used in connection with the election at any grade level. All student materials are included and can be duplicated. The teacher is expected to choose and combine those that seem appropriate. For example, children listen to and discuss stories which demonstrate voting as choosing. In another activity the students make campaign materials including posters, buttons, and slogans. Students draft a letter to the candidates campaign headquarters, arrange an attractive bulletin board for their candidate, participate in debates, set up polling places, build a voting booth and fill out crossword puzzles. (Author/RM)
Secretary of State, Ohio Department of State, 14th Floor, State Office Tower, 88 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43216 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio Dept. of State, Columbus.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
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