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ERIC Number: ED431685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Pages: 27
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Teaching Presidential Elections. A Social Studies/Service Learning Teaching Unit for the Middle Grades.
Greco, Lisa M.
This curriculum unit on social studies and service learning was developed during the 1996 Presidential elections. In this unit middle school students not only learn about citizenship and democracy, they also practice civic action through voter registration and community surveying. The unit helps students develop critical thinking skills as they become active members of their own communities, and causes them to reevaluate the leadership potential of youth. The unit provides an overview that includes objectives, key terms, and an outline of the 8-part unit: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "History behind the Vote"; (3) "The Nominating Process"; (4) "Electoral vs. Popular"; (5) "Key Campaign Issues"; (6) "Factors That Influence the Election Process"; (7) "Who Should Be President?"; and (8)"Impact of the Elections." Each unit offers student assignments and activities. Appended are a sample student survey on political issues, a sample mock election ballot, and a presidential debates evaluation form. (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Language: English
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