ERIC Number: ED342703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Making the Rules: A Guidebook for Young People Who Intend To Make a Difference.
Michels, Peg; And Others
Intended to be used by groups of young people under the supervision of adults, this workbook is for young people who want to learn about public affairs and to become involved in their communities. There are exercises that may be completed independently by each person, and exercises that may be used by the entire group. The guide can be used by youth organizations, school groups, community groups, congregation-based groups, culturally-based groups, and any other group of young people who want to develop their public lives. Five chapters of the workbook correspond to five steps leading to citizen action: (1) Discovering Your Self-Interest"; (2) "Stepping into Public Life"; (3) "Encountering Diversity"; (4) "Building Power"; and (5) "Go for It!" Each step is divided into stories, lessons, and exercises. The workbook's resources include tips for aiding group discussions, guidelines for adults working with groups of young people, guidelines for evaluating group work, and lists of useful organizations, materials, and further reading. (DB)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Community Responsibility, Leadership Responsibility, Political Issues, Politics, Public Affairs Education, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Values Education, Youth
Project Public Life, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($6.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Hubert H. Humphrey Inst. of Public Affairs.