ERIC Number: ED316488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Vote. Speak Out. 3-6.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.; Illinois State Board of Elections, Springfield.
The purpose of this election-education program is to help develop an informed electorate and to instill in future voters an appreciation of the importance of the right to vote. It provides a framework for discussions of the electoral process and gives students in grades three through six an opportunity to face the responsibilities and challenges associated with adulthood. The packet consists of the following materials: (1) teacher's background information--an explanation of the electoral process in Illinois to help provide answers to questions stimulated by the election activity; (2) election procedures-a step-by-step guide to conducting an election for young people based on the actual procedures required by Illinois election law; (3) related activities--appropriate activities to help the students expand their understanding of the total electoral process in order to bring a better informed voter to the voting booth in the future; and (4) appendix--materials simulating actual forms necessary for conducting an election. A form for evaluting the teaching material is included. (AS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.; Illinois State Board of Elections, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois