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ERIC Number: EJ1033014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
What's Money Got to Do with It? Fostering Productive Discussions about Campaign Finance
Levy, Brett L. M.; Hartwick, James M. M.; Muñoz, Sierra Pope; Gudgel, Scott
Social Studies, v105 n5 p213-221 2014
Schools throughout the United States provide instruction on democracy, voting, and major institutions of government, but often excluded from the curriculum is a central reality of our political system: the role of money in elections. This article provides background information and pedagogical strategies to help teachers foster productive discussions on this issue. First, we summarize recent increases in U.S. election spending and five schools of thought on how to address this trend. Then we present various classroom discussion and assessment strategies for supporting students' learning about our current campaign finance system and its potential alternatives. These processes can facilitate students' development of important civic knowledge and skills and also fulfill a variety of state and national standards.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A