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This collection of lesson materials for high school teachers and students focuses on the study of ethics and values that underlie the political process in the United States. The collection is meant to encourage teachers and students to examine the value conflicts that frequently appear in the electoral process and stimulate student thinking about ethical considerations in campaigns for public office. The lessons are designed to supplement courses in the social studies. The first part of the guide provides an overview of the program, strategies for studying ethics and politics in the United States, and learning outcomes. The rest of the guide is divided into six sections: (1) "Introducing Ethical Issues Thru the Study of Campaigns and Elections"; (2) "Selecting the President: What do we want in a President?"; (3) "Campaign Images and the Role of the Media"; (4) "Campaign Issues and Controversies"; (5) "Ethical Dilemmas in Electoral History"; and, (6) "Campaign and Electoral Reform." (TSV)

Descriptors: Advertising, Citizenship Education, Cultural Pluralism, Elections, Ethics, Fund Raising, High Schools, Justice, Law Related Education, Mass Media, Moral Values, Political Campaigns, Politics, Privacy, Social Studies

Author: Drake Univ., Des Moines, IA. Iowa Center for Law and Civic Education.


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