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ERIC Number: EJ813600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Get Real: Teaching about the Presidential Election
McGuire, Margit; Waldman, John
Phi Delta Kappan, v90 n2 p99-102 Oct 2008
A paramount duty of education is to prepare young people for their role as citizens in a democratic society. Voting is one of the important responsibilities of a citizen but statistics indicate that young people often don't vote and don't believe they have a stake in the outcome of the presidential election. Storypath is a teaching strategy that can be used to create powerful lessons about the presidential election. Students create parties, write platforms, and play the roles of campaign workers and candidates. Through this, they experience the election process from beginning to end and learn the importance of being informed voters. (Contains 5 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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