ERIC Number: ED223525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Local Government: A Curriculum Guide.
Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewell, NJ.
Appropriate for high school students, four units focus on the role, problems, and functions of city government. Designed to be covered in 5 to 6 weeks, the units involve students in interviewing city council members, listing community needs, inviting local officials as guest speakers, and examining problems resulting from the structure, limited authority, and routine operations of local government. Discussions focus on physical and fiscal community planning and the need for long-range planning. Active research includes examination of committee meeting minutes and official records. Each unit lists general concepts, objectives, activities, resources, and recommended evaluation procedures. (KC)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, City Government, Community Problems, Government Role, High Schools, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Local Issues, Political Science, Social Studies, Student Projects, Units of Study, Validated Programs
Institute for Political and Legal Education, 207 Delsea Drive, RD 4, Box 209, Sewell, NJ 08080 ($0.75).
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.