Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, numerous politicians have voiced both their fears and the potential consequences in being part of a government for the people and by the people that lacks the initiative and drive to arm themselves with knowledge of our country's election process and the power the American people hold. Teaching the foundations of American government and the democratic process is necessary to build a more engaged, active future citizen and informed voter.
This learning opportunity examines the investigation of problem solving in society and the importance of civic participation in the democratic process. Educators will gain the tools necessary to support students in modeling the participation and deliberation of civic duties in an election year.
Through this program, educators will:
1. Analyze the establishment and purposes of government;
2. Critique the roles of political parties in the election process;
3. Analyze the election process in federal, state and local governments; and
4. Assess the influence of media on the electoral process.
This session will be held at Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Conway, Arkansas and facilitated by Kayla Fletcher.