ERIC Number: ED310990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Speak for Yourself.
Lutheran Brotherhood, Minneapolis, MN.
The "Speak for Yourself" curriculum is one element of the Lutheran Brotherhood's "Respecteen" national youth initiative. Designed for seventh and eighth grade students, this program encourages students to develop an awareness of contemporary social issues, inspire communication about those issues among students and their families, and encourage student participation in the U.S. political process. Six lessons are given which state student objectives, give a brief description of the topic area, include a main activity handout, and list optional activities. These lessons concern: (1) the U.S. legislative process, (2) how lobbying influences Congress, (3) an identification of youth issues, (4) recognizing youth as a special interest group, (5) writing to Congress, and (6) extending the excitement. The writing to Congress activity is a competition that enables the winners, one from each state, to participate in the 4-day National Youth Forum conference held in June in Washington, DC. (PPB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Class Activities, Competition, Decision Making, Grade 7, Grade 8, Junior High Schools, Letters (Correspondence), Lobbying, Political Issues, Public Policy, Social Problems, Social Studies, Students
Lutheran Brotherhood, 625-4 Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55415 (free; the complete kit also includes a large color poster).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Lutheran Brotherhood, Minneapolis, MN.