ERIC Number: ED223536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Political Campaign Techniques.
Institute for Political/Legal Education, Sewell, NJ.
Techniques, materials, and coordinating efforts used in a political campaign are outlined for high school students. The objective is to familiarize students with these techniques so that they can become effective campaign volunteers. Topics include the candidate and the press, campaign publicity materials, organization of headquarters, receptions, the telephone campaign, and contact groups. Students are instructed about avoiding a hostile press, writing press releases, striving for media coverage, and designing materials such as leaflets, bumper stickers, and lawn signs. Instruction for the physical preparation of headquarters and staff training requirements are also included. Telephone strategies involve timing, securing the proper party, and conducting conversations. The document concludes with a list of helpful community groups. (KC)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Elections, High Schools, Political Science, Public Relations, Publicity, Social Studies, Student Participation, Student Volunteers, 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; 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.