ERIC Number: ED223535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Student Simulated Election.
Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewell, NJ.
Guidelines for a school-wide simulated election on the state, county, or local level to be conducted by high school social studies or political science classes are provided. The objective is to prepare students for observation of and participation in a real political campaign in the community. Details for the election, establishing political parties, nominations, the campaign, assemblies, party committees, election day activities, and coordinating the program are outlined. Students decide how many and which offices will appear on the ballot and create selection, platform, publicity, campaign, and registration committees within each party. An optional finance committee establishes campaign "fees" and monitors campaign spending. Appendices include a sample registration form, petition for office, political party platform, and press release. (KC)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Elections, High Schools, Local Government, Political Science, Simulation, Social Studies, State Government, Student Projects, Validated Programs, Voter Registration, Voting
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.