ERIC Number: ED340626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Government by the People: A Curriculum Guide for Teaching about Elections.
Carlson, Janet L.
This Oregon curriculum resource guide about elections is intended for use by secondary social studies teachers who may already be teaching about elections, but need additional information and ideas to integrate into their classes. The guide is organized so that teachers may select individual lessons and activities to use in the existing curriculum, or use an entire unit or several units in sequence in their classes. This guide can be used in many different instructional areas: history, politics, speech and debate, sociology, and law. Three extensive units are included: (1) historical and legal issues; (2) practical information about registration, voting, and elections; and (3) elections and you: becoming a working member of participatory government. Each unit contains the following elements: teaching objectives and sample lesson plans; worksheets, learning guides, and questions for discussion; essays, pre-tests and multiple choice examinations; background information; teaching activity ideas; statistics, charts, cartoons, forms, and other enrichment materials. This guide was produced in Oregon, and some of the materials reflect that state's perspective; yet, the guide is broad in scope and would prove useful for teachers in any state. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional Law, Elections, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, Political Campaigns, Political Candidates, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, United States Government (Course), United States History, Voter Registration, Voting, Voting Rights
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Marion County Elections Div., Salem, OR.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Council for the Social Studies, Salem.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon