ERIC Number: ED223532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Political Education Assembly.
Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewell, NJ.
Procedures for organizing political education assemblies which present high school students with both sides of political issues, credentials of candidates, and an understanding of the U.S. political system are described. The assemblies provide non-partisan or bi-partisan information for students to make logical, responsible decisions. Information for three types of assemblies--informational, motivational, and debate--is included. Informational assemblies deal with the mechanics of voting, political issues, and candidates and may be presented by use of filmstrips, slide shows, fact sheets, and oral presentations. A motivational assembly is designed to initiate action by students such as registering or voting. A debate assembly provides students with exposure to and evaluation of political candidates and issues. Criteria for planning an assembly, choosing the right type of assembly, selecting the audience, and scheduling the assembly are included. (KC)
Descriptors: Assembly Programs, Citizenship Education, Elections, High Schools, Political Issues, Political Science, Social Studies, Student Participation, Voting
Institute for Political and Legal Education, 207 Delsea Drive, RD 4, Box 209, Sewell, NJ 08080 ($0.50).
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.