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Students take a closer look at the election of Abraham Lincoln. For this historical analysis lesson, students analyze letters, political cartoons, and campaign materials from Lincoln's campaign. Analysis worksheets are included.
Students engage in the election process. In this public office lesson, students review the election and campaign process then design a campaign for their own selected office election using provided guidelines and links.
Students examine the history and purposes of debate, and analyze the different debate formats. They rate the candidates' presentations in the debates, and apply debate strategies to their own debates.
The feelings and attitudes of African-Americans during World War II are examined by high schoolers. After watching various clips from "The War," they answer comprehension questions for each section. In groups, they create their own Double V campaign to promote equal rights. They end the lesson by comparing the African-American experience to other minorities during the war.
Students develop arguments for and against campaign finance reform, examine federal and state laws that attempt to limit contributions to political candidates, evaluate various plans for campaign finance reform and formulate their own programs.
Students examine the many steps involved in the electoral process. They examine past president's campaigns and write an announcement speech for the candidate of their choice.
Students simulate the election process with one group acting as politicians and others acting as the constituency with concerns specific to their assigned area of the country. They give speeches, take polls, and elect a leader based on their views.
Learners participate in their own classroom election to fill multiple positions. Individually, they examine campaign speeches and write their own. Once the election occurs, they must fulfill their duties as outlined in their campaign.
Have your class explore alcohol awareness public service announcements. Provided is a detailed plan and a complete set of materials for doing just this. Learners are exposed to a series of approaches and advertisements and decide which techniques are the most valid. Then, they get together in groups to create their own alcohol awareness campaigns. Class members also act as focus groups so that pupils have the full experience of creating and implementing a campaign. Great resource!
Young scholars 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Sixth graders create an anti-slavery campaign based on the research they did on the abolitionists of the 19th century. In this anti-slavery lesson plan, 6th graders create a banner and examine historical artifacts.
Students investigate how ballots are cast and counted in the American election process. They research how the process has changed over the years. They study the Electoral College and how it effects the presidency.
High schoolers campaign for president. In this presidential election lesson plan, students discuss the process of electing presidents, write their own campaign songs, research a campaign train schedule, and create campaign maps.
Pupils gain experience in working within the political process. They play a game whciih give students an understanding of the many dimensions of the political process and what is needed to manage a political campaign.
Students conduct political campaigns. In this campaign investigation lesson plan, students research political parties and political offices. Students choose an office to run for and create election videos that incorporate propaganda techniques.