ERIC Number: ED336256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
The Kid's Guide to Social Action: How To Solve the Social Problems You Choose--and Turn Creative Thinking into Positive Action.
Lewis, Barbara A.; Espeland, Pamela, Ed.
This book illustrates the tools necessary to empower adults and children to help implement significant changes that will begin to eliminate some of the problems that plague the environment and threaten the legacy of a healthy, safe planet. The book tells how to turn creative ideas into action that can change laws, restore and preserve the oceans, and create a healthier environment for all people. The first part, "Life Beyond the Classroom," discusses how projects can be created that make a difference. Part 2, "Power Skills," gives directions on how to write letters, create surveys, pass petitions, picket, get TV coverage, and do fund raisers. Part 3, "Initiating or Changing Laws," discusses the lobbying process. The fourth part, "Resources," includes information on important phone numbers and addresses, groups that students can join, and places to apply for awards. Part 5, "Tools," provides forms that can be copied such as petitions, proclamations, releases, and resolutions. Throughout the book, examples of students who made a difference are provided. A 32-item bibliography and an index are included. (KR)
Descriptors: Activism, Citizen Participation, Creative Thinking, Decision Making, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Environmental Education, Lobbying, Local Issues, Political Issues, Problem Solving, Science Education, Social Action, Social Change, Student Participation
Free Spirit Publishing Inc., 400 First Avenue North, Suite 616, Minneapolis, MN 55401 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A