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You, Too, Can be a Legislator! English, Debate, American History [microform] / Barbara R. Tyler and Joan Biesekerski
Bib ID 5229352
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Tyler, Barbara R
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1971 
24 p. 

The purpose of this quinmester course is to engage secondary students into acting out the role of legislators, requiring them to practice effective extemporaneous speaking, prepared public speaking, and congressional debating techniques. A full understanding of specific parliamentary procedures and methods used in the federal legislative branch is also required. Objectives of the course are for students to: 1) examine the basic techniques used in preparation and delivery of a persuasive speech; 2) construct a mock legislature; 3) formulate a bill reflecting a specific point of view on a current issue of considerable public interest; 4) debate the issues involved in a specific bill; 5) synthesize all points of view expressed in the legislative debates. It is hoped that by the end of the course the student will realize that legislation is a long and careful process which prevents hasty law making. Legislation is seen as an avenue for solution of problems in society and a process that will insure the success of our American government. Student and teacher bibliographies are provided including textbooks, films, records, and tapes in the list of resources. Related documents are: SO 002 708 through SO 002 718, and SO 002 768 through SO 002 792. (Author/SJM)


ERIC Note: An Authorized Course of Instruction for the Quinmester Program.

Educational level discussed: Secondary Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Activity Units.  |  Behavioral Objectives.  |  Civics.  |  Curriculum Guides.  |  Debate.  |  Democracy.  |  English Instruction.  |  Federal Legislation.  |  Legislators.  |  Parliamentary Procedures.  |  Persuasive Discourse.  |  Public Speaking.  |  Resource Materials.  |  Role Playing.  |  Secondary Education.  |  Social Studies.  |  Teaching Methods.  |  United States Government (Course)  |  Units of Study.  |  Quinmester Program  |  Florida
Other authors/contributors Biesekerski, Joan, author  |  Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL
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