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High schoolers measure technological advancements as they consider how they impacted the election process in the United States. In this presidential politics instructional activity, students research technological changes since the 1900's and create PowerPoint presentations that analyze how the advancements have played a role in how Americans elect their president.
Students explore the impact of political cartoons on American elections. In this presidential elections lesson, students discuss the election process and then analyze political cartoons that were published during presidential elections. As a culminating activity, students create their own political cartoons.
Feeling ambitious about getting your scholars examining the election process? While this presidential election simulation will take preparation, the ensuing enthusiasm will be worth it! Using one or more large classes, 12th graders are divided into states, forming political parties, using "campaign money," to support candidates, and participating in a popular and electoral vote. Frame or adjust as needed. Consider including a project guide handout and a written component.
Students explore the election process. In this government and literacy lesson, students listen to the book Ruby May Has Something to Say by David Small and discuss the importance of clear communication of your personal feelings. Students review our election process orally and then write a paragraph about how the voting process works. Students write a job description for a new president.
Once a timely source from CNN, this worksheet would now make a great resource for a social studies classroom. In a series of five short-answer questions, learners in a government or history class will be asked to consider the American presidential election process and how it came into play during the 2000 presidential election between Bush and Gore. This worksheet is meant to be paired with an article from CNNfyi.com entitled "Bush lays claim to power, promises 'spirit of cooperation'".
Here is an excellent PowerPoint presenting loads of information about the US election process. Some of the topics included in the slide show: the reasons voting is important, how to choose a candidate, how the federal, state, and local elections are run, and information about contemporary and historical figures who have run for various offices. Visual information is presented with bulleted text, photographs, clip art, and labeled maps.