ERIC Number: ED423168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Candidates, Campaigns, & Elections: Projects, Activities, Literature Links. Grades 4-8.
Scher, Linda; Johnson, Mary Oates
This resource book provides activities about elections and campaigns that involve students in active learning. The book introduces students to the organization of government and how politicians present themselves and are covered by the media. The activities include literature links, primary sources, and maps and charts for tracking results. The sections include: (1) "Elections Basics"; (2) "Using Newspapers and Television to Teach about Elections"; and (3) "Election Fever." Background information is provided for each section, along with activities and reproducible student pages. (EH)
Descriptors: Elections, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Mass Media Effects, Political Campaigns, Political Candidates, Political Issues, Politics, Presidential Campaigns (United States), Social Studies, United States History, Voting
Scholastic, Inc., P.O. Box 7502, Jefferson City, MO 65102; telephone: 800-724-6527 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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