ERIC Number: ED223524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Voter Education Lesson Plans.
Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewell, NJ.
Twelve lesson plans form a unit on voter education for high school students. Objectives for the unit are that students will register and vote in upcoming elections, participate in election campaigns, and increase their knowledge of the political system. Topics of the lesson plans, which are designed to cover a 12-week period, include the following: candidates and issues; political party structure; political decision making; voter behavior, rights, and procedures; simulated elections; campaign involvement; and the importance of voting. Students role-play city council members and legislators, examine special interests of organized groups, establish an election information and issue analysis center, research the media's role in elections, and examine how party platforms evolve and compromises are made. Students also research the nominating procedures for national political parties, election laws, and national and local election results. Each lesson plan provides objectives, activities, discussion questions, and resources. (KC)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Elections, High Schools, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Lesson Plans, Political Issues, Political Science, Social Studies, Student Participation, Units of Study, Validated Programs, Voting
Institute for Political and Legal Education, 207 Delsea Drive, RD 4, Box 209, Sewell, NJ 08080 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Research.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewell, NJ.
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