RE: [hs reviews] need election ideas
>I don't normally thing of elections as crafty times!Nor do I....but this is 4H..and we always do a craft thingy with the kiddos....
I have searched the internet!!!!
> I am in need of some craft-type activities regarding the elections.Rob, the following are not "crafts" but they are on Subject.
Opportunities for thinking and writing about politics/economics and possibly
earning an award is included. Many favorite sites of mine have special
sections for students. Dale
Programs for Students Lord Acton Essay Competition
2000 Lord Acton Essay Competition requirements
"Religion, Duty, Liberty"
Deadline for entry is November 18, 2000 (postmarked on or before)
Send submission to:
The Acton Institute Essay Contest
161 Ottawa NW, Suite 301
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(Phone with questions: 800-345-2286 or e-mail programs@...)
The quotation by Lord Acton on which to base the submission is:
"No country can be free without religion. It creates and strengthens the
notion of duty. If men are not kept straight by duty, they must be by fear.
The more they are kept by fear, the less they are free. The greater the
strength of duty, the greater the liberty."
Awards: 1st $2,000; 2nd $1,000; 3rd $500
Guidelines for submissions:
Essays are to expound upon the themes captured in the above quotation and
emphasize the positive role of religion in fostering and securing a society
of free and responsible individuals.
Essay Contests and other info like debates. Find out about ARI's annual
essay contests for both high school and college students. Top prize:
http://www.fff.org/ Click on "Restricted Viewing" "For Students Only" I
am 18 years or younger, I am a student, and I am not afraid to use my brain.
Click here to proceed.
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>I am in need of some craft-type activities regarding the elections.FREE ELECTION UNIT MATERIALS
The Election Teaching Kit: "The teaching opportunities afforded by a presidential election come only once every few years, so you will want to take advantage of them!
The Prentice Hall School Election Kit 2000--a free curriculum package of 16 student worksheets and interdisciplinary activities--helps you do just that.
Topics covered include the Path to the Presidency, Analyzing a Presidential Debate, Analyzing Political Advertising, and the Electoral College. Most appropriate for middle school." To order, call 1-800-848-9500.