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The Constitution and Our Republic: Political Parties and the Election Process
Learners discuss the role of political parties in the election process. In this election process lesson, students work in groups to examine the major functions of political parties and the role political parties play in the election process.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Nov. 8, 1960 | Kennedy Is Elected President
Using the presidential election of 1960 as background information, learners consider the push of electoral reform. They read about the events and issues surrounding President Kennedy's win in 1960 and compare them to the same issues which occurred in the 2000 presidential election.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 22 Downloads
Election Time Using a Database
Third graders answer questions about candidates in an election while they use a database. In this election and database lesson plan, 3rd graders research information about candidates for upcoming elections. They enter their information into a teacher-made database before using different types of sorts to access the information.
3rd 21st Century Skills 3 Views 11 Downloads
Evaluation of Election Process
High schoolers examine the procedures to elect the President of the United States. In groups, they create their own political cartoon presenting a consensus of their point of views on the process. They identify the strengths and weaknesses of the Electoral College and discuss problems with the 2000 election.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
An Informed And Timely Vote
Students examine information and discover resources available to voters, discuss importance of sorting objective sources from more biased ones, explore significant dates and deadlines of voting and election process, and complete voting worksheet by researching answers online.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Primary Issue
Students analyze the 2008 presidential primaries by reading and discussing the New York Times Upfront article "Primary Matters." They complete a KWL chart, complete a handout, read the article and answer comprehension questions, and conduct an inquiry into the election using a variety of online resources.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 63 Downloads
Who will be the next president? Learners write a persuasive letter to the president of the United States. They research the 2000 Presidential election, interview parents, and reflect on their own opinions and experiences to write their letters.
4th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 303 Downloads
US Presidential Election Process and the Campaign Trail
Young scholars 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
Choose or Lose: The Electoral Process
Students examine the local and national election process. In groups, they brainstorm a list of the issues important to them and compare them to an overall list of issues present in the election. They analyze graphs and complete calculations related to statistics.
7th - 10th Math 3 Views 24 Downloads
The Kids' Primary
Learners explore important political election components. In this civics instructional activity, students view a video about the 2008 presidential election and identify important issues addressed by the candidates. Learners discuss vocabulary and election concepts, and write an essay explaining which candidate they would support.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 68 Downloads
Lesson 9: The Election to End All Elections
Twelfth graders participate in the political campaign process. In this civics instructional activity, 12th graders use the provided rubric and reference handouts to conduct classroom elections that require them to garner public support, deal with lobbyists, and present platforms.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
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.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Piggy Tale Election
Second graders investigate democracy by reading The Three Little Pigs. For this government lesson, 2nd graders discover ways laws are changed or enacted by holding their own election in class. Students compare the Big Bad Wolf in The Tree Little Pigs to a dictator.
2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 32 Downloads
Gerrymandering: How Drawing Jagged Lines Can Impact an Election
What is gerrymandering, and how does redrawing district lines in a presidential election give one political party advantage over another? Viewers will learn about the origin of the term gerrymandering, why political parties desire more districts to gain political power, and how they work to "pack and crack" districts according to the number of senate seats.
4 mins 11th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Social Studies: Candidate Issue Positions
Students examine the positions of candidates on various issues. Using visual displays, they describe the platforms and positions of candidates on specific issues. Students include opposing views in their displays from other candidates.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads