ERIC Number: ED335278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Investing in Our Future: A Handbook for Teaching Local Government.
Bjornland, Lydia D.
This resource book for local government officials, teachers, and civic leaders is designed to aid in the production of materials and the establishment of programs to educate young people about the role local government plays in their lives. Practical guidelines outline the steps that need to be taken to initiate a successful program, including contacting schools, writing program objectives, and deciding on methods of involvement. The book's nine chapters concern: (1) local government education and the schools; (2) planning your involvement; (3) a day as a guest speaker; (4) lesson plans for teaching local government; (5) youth in government programs; (6) introducing students to local government; (7) designing and adapting courses and curricula; (8) developing materials for classroom use; and (9) resources. An appendix includes a local government quiz and budget simulations for elementary and high school students. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Government School Relationship, Learning Activities, Local Government, Teaching Methods
International City Management Association, 777 North Capitol Street, NE, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20002-4201 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International City Management Association, Washington, DC.