ERIC Number: ED261914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching about Elections in Indiana Schools. Kindergarten-Grade 12.
McGowan, Thomas M.; And Others
Lessons to help K-12 students in Indiana learn about elections are provided. Indiana educators are required by law to provide for all students in grades 6-12 within the two weeks preceding each general election five full recitation periods of class discussion concerning the U.S. system of government, voting methods, party structures, and election laws, and the responsibilities of citizens to participate in government and in elections. These lessons, intended to help Indiana teachers fulfill that legal requirement and to extend it to all K-12 grades, are sequenced to align with the guidelines for the Indiana social studies curriculum. The sequence is as follows: K-1, freedom and responsibility (classroom and school); 2-3, rules and voting (neighborhood and community); 4-5, organization of government (state and nation); 6-7, constitutionalism and power (world focus); 8-9, the American party system (civics, history); 10-11, electoral politics (civics, history); and 12, participating in government (American government). The kind of information provided for each lesson includes major ideas, learning objectives, learning activities, evaluation procedures, and resources needed. (RM)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Elections, Elementary Secondary Education, Government (Administrative Body), Learning Activities, Political Issues, Political Power, Politics, Social Studies, United States Government (Course), Units of Study, Voter Registration, Voting, Voting Rights
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Curriculum.; Indiana Governor's Task Force on Citizenship Education, Indianapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana