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Students consider what it takes to win an American presidential election. In this current events lesson, students access a PBS news video about the electoral college online, watch it, and then complete activities that require them to examine the strategies of political campaigns.
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. This is a great idea that is sure to excite while also educating your class.
Learners research the campaign and election issues of Andrew Jackson. For this presidential election lesson, students research the campaign of 1828. Learners then list the important issues. Students discuss the political advertisements in campaigns today. Learners work in small groups to analyze the 1828 campaigns.
Prepare your pupils for full-fledged political discussions with a scaffolded seminar process. Before talking about the topic, class members have a couple of days to respond to a question in writing, using the two listed reading selections as evidence. On the day of the seminar, learners first discuss in small groups and then come together for a whole-class Socratic seminar about the New Deal.
Students discover the electoral process. In 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. Students complete a mock Voter Registration Form.
Students 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. Students then access the listed Web links to research the election process and share their findings with their classmates.
Students investigate the environment by designing a group project. In this ecology lesson plan, students identify the man made threats to the Amazon while reading environmentally conscience vocabulary terms. Students collaborate in groups to create a project and presentation which can spread information to other students about their cause.
Want to explore the process of writing a persuasive essay and tie it in with the upcoming elections? Class members use Venn diagrams and the hamburger model of persuasive writing to write a five-paragraph essay on elections and candidates. After they describe the candidate they believe should be elected, they participate in an election, and tally the results. Links and instructional activity components are included.