ERIC Number: ED425271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Are Your Students Politically Empowered?
Valentine, Tom, Ed.; Sandlin, Jenny, Ed.; Vreeland, Diane
Beyond Basic Skills: Innovative Teaching Materials for Georgia's Teachers of Adults, v2 n3 Sum 1998
This document, which was developed to assist individuals working in publicly sponsored literacy programs in Georgia, offers instructional plans and practical strategies designed to help teachers empower their students of adult literacy, adult basic education, General Educational Development, and English as a second language. Detailed guidelines are provided for conducting three group learning activities devoted to the following topics: the history of voting rights in the United States and issues surrounding current laws prohibiting voting; the importance of participatory democracy, voting patterns, and evaluation of their implications; and political campaigning and advertisement and evaluation of the information presented in them. Each activity contains the following: overview and rationale; skills developed in the activity; steps in preparing for the activity; materials needed; detailed explanation of the steps entailed in conducting the activity; and discussion questions. Also included are student handouts for each activity, a brief discussion of whether politics belong in literacy classrooms, other ideas for teaching about voting, and a list of pertinent Internet resources. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Advertising, Behavioral Objectives, Citizenship Education, Classroom Techniques, Democracy, Information Literacy, Internet, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Political Campaigns, Political Power, Power Structure, Student Empowerment, Voting
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Technical and Adult Education, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Adult Education.
Note: For related documents, see CE 077 179-180.