ERIC Number: ED457068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Select-a-Lawmaker. Grade 12 Lesson. Schools of California Online Resources for Education (SCORE): Connecting California's Classrooms to the World.
In this lesson plan, students are assigned a member of the California Assembly to research and a political faction to represent. Students examine representative bills voted on by the California Assembly to determine if their member's voting record coincides with the views of their political faction. Ultimately, students must decide whether, and how, to target their Assembly member as friend or foe. Students are provided with background information, detailed instructions, and online resources. The teacher's notes describe the unit's purpose, explain the application of history/social science standards, suggest teaching strategies, and provide sample political faction descriptions, a representation of the political spectrum, a voting record worksheet, and an activity questionnaire. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Grade 12, High Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Legislators, Political Candidates, Political Science, Role Playing, Simulation, Social Studies, State Officials, Voting
Schools of California Online Resources for Education, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, 601 North East Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410-3093. E-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://score.rims.k12.ca.us.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California