HOW TO RUN FOR POLITICAL OFFICE

An Introduction to Civics, Elections, and the American Political System

DVD (widescreen)

$64.95

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To encourage understanding of and engagement with the political process, a sixth-grade social studies teacher ran for Congress as an independent in 2008—and turned his experiences into this serious civics lesson suffused throughout with a gentle sense of humor.

His not-very-serious election campaign teaches lessons about the qualifications for office, getting on the ballot, representing your district and nation, the importance of third parties, and the roles played by money and the media, but its biggest lesson is that politics is, or can be, for everyone. A brief online teacher’s guide provides discussion topics and activity suggestions.

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Copyright

2015

Publisher

TMW Media

Grade

6 and up

Color

Color

Run Time

63 minutes