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The Presidential Campaign Game
Upper graders play a game as a way to facilitate understanding of US Presidential Campaign issues and strategies. After being divided into small groups, a candidate will be chosen to run for office. Each group creates propaganda to get their presidential candidate elected.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Let the Campaign Begin
Students discover the electoral process. For this United States government lesson, students read the book So You Want to Be President by Judith St. George and investigate the steps that must be taken for a person to become President.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History 6 Views 58 Downloads
The Role of Television Commercials in Presidential Election Campaigns
Eighth graders investigate the evolution of the presidential election campaign. In this media awareness lesson, 8th graders examine the use of television commercials during campaigns and their impact as they complete worksheets based on the 8 commercials they analyze.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 40 Downloads
Reviewing the Election Process by NOW Classroom for PBS
Learners take a closer look at presidential elections. In this election process lesson, students discuss the roles of the primary, caucus, polls, Electoral College, delegates, and lobbyists in the process. Learners then access the listed Web links to research the election process and share their findings with their classmates.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 32 Downloads
Campaign Songs as Propaganda:Free Trade vs. Protectionism - In Whose Interest?
Students analyze campaign messages about tariffs in a 19th-century campaign song. They read and discuss the lyrics, complete an analysis worksheet, and identify the intended audience of the song's message.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Presidential Elections and American culture
What do statements made by presidential candidates reveal about what they want the public to believe about them? What can be deduced about American culture and values based on these statements? Do these values change over time? How do political messages reflect these changes?
7th - 12th Language Arts 32 Views 63 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Candidate Evaluation
How can we decide between candidates on election day? After contemplating various issues and qualities, your learners will go through a step-by-step process of researching and evaluating sample candidates and determining their qualifications, credibility, and platforms.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed
US Presidential Election Process and the Campaign Trail
Students campaign for president. In this presidential election lesson, students discuss the process of electing presidents, write their own campaign songs, research a campaign train schedule, and create campaign maps.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 31 Downloads
Elect Me! Creating a Campaign Platform and Video Commercial
Learners conduct political campaigns. In this campaign investigation lesson, students research political parties and political offices. Learners choose an office to run for and create election videos that incorporate propaganda techniques.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Students run their own classroom campaigns, learning the process and system of an election on a local level. They write speeches, make posters, and finally, of course, vote. They work with the candidate to write a speech for presentation.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Campaign Finance Reform and Public Opinion
Pupils discuss the issue of finance reform in political campaigns. Using the internet, they identify the positives and negatives of finance reform and research the problems associated with campaign fund-raising. They share their findings and opinions with the class to end the lesson.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Money and the Election Process: Ch 7
Where does the money for political campaigns come from? Guide your class with 10 multiple choice questions on money and the election process. There are 5 true/false and 5 multiple choice questions for them to answer. Use as a quiz or for homework.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
Learners participate in a classroom election. In this government lesson, students discover the responsibilities of classroom officers and create campaign posters that convey their personal vision regarding the office they are running for.
K - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 13 Downloads
Learners study and participate in the voting process. In this voting process lesson, students read Duck for President and vote on class snacks. Learners create posters for the class snacks and present them to the class. Students tally and discuss the votes.
Pre-K - 5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 78 Downloads
The Jessie Jackson Campaign
Students explore an African American's presidential campaign. In teams, students create a campaign for their presidential candidate. They create political ads and plan campaign strategies. Students are simulate jobs such as a campaign manager, situation manger, public relations, and political strategist.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
The Emergence of Television as a Campaign Tool
Students examine how the television changed the way candidates ran their campaign. In groups, they compare and contrast the television campaign ads of 1952 to those of today. They discuss how one's appearance became a bigger issue in an election than perviously because of the invention of the television.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads