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Thanks Judith,

I can really use this and will share it with my
department mates.

Janice
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> Hi, Found this notice about a PBS web site on
> democracy on another list and
> thought you'd be interested.
> Judy
>
> The 2000 presidential campaign is now in full swing,
> and the
> implications of the election for all of us as
> citizens are great.  Our
> students must learn to appreciate involvement in
> government and
> politics, as well as an appreciation of our history,
> and there’s no
> better way to do that than through the PBS Democracy
> Project
> (http://www.pbs.org/democracy).
>
> The official opening date of the Democracy Project
> web page and
> activities was August 25, and will include links to
> various election and
> history-related websites, as well as several
> activities for both
> elementary and secondary students.
>
> On the elementary level, there are three online
> activities, “How
> Government Affects Me”, “Inside the Voting Booth”,
> and “President for a
> Day”, as well as fourteen other supporting
> activities for math, language
> arts, and social studies classes.
>
> High school activities include the “Build Your Own
> Campaign” series,
> which includes activities on polling, running an
> election, and
> presidential powers, as well as other activities.
> In addition, high
> school students can compete to win an all-expense
> paid trip to
> Washington, D.C. to participate in a weeklong civic
> education program.
> (The prize is provided through the support of the
> Mazda Foundation.)
>
> Teachers are invited to either participate in the
> entire range of
> activities or select various activities to fit their
> curriculum and time
> frame.  In addition, many of the activities are
> designed to work well in
> a “team teaching” situation, in which teachers of
> various disciplines
> can work together to bring these lessons to a large
> number of deserving
> students.
>
> Teachers with questions about the Democracy Project
> should contact
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>
>
>
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> Judith K. Graves
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