ERIC Number: ED223530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Lobbying Game: A Simulation.
Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewell, NJ.
Methods for preparing and conducting a simulation game that teaches the practical aspects of lobbying to high school students are provided. A prerequisite to the game is that students have learned the theoretical concepts of lobbying. "Lobbying" can be played in three class sessions if materials are distributed and roles assigned before the first session. Roles include 12 members of Congress, their aides, 10 lobbyists, a presidential liaison, the House chaplain, and the Speaker of the House. Lobbyists are informed of their special interests and of how much money they have at their disposal. Legislators are provided with their personal and constituency backgrounds and special interests. The game centers around a list of bills to be introduced and the influence of lobbyists in directing the order of introduction. Reproducible materials and forms are included. (KC)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Federal Government, High Schools, Learning Activities, Legislation, Lobbying, Political Science, Role Playing, Simulation, Social Studies, State Government
Institute for Political and Legal Education, 207 Delsea Drive, RD 4, Box 209, Sewell, NJ 08080 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
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.