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Campaign! The Election Simulation Game
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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
Start Your Engines--A Mock Caldecott Introduction
Fourth graders participate in a unit plan that involves the elements of the entire election process. They become aware of the processes involved in the selection of a book for the Caldecott medal while participating in a mock election in groups.
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
The Election Process Handbook
Learners study the election process. In groups, they conduct research and create chapters for an election guide that might be distributed in their community. They discuss current issues and determine which elected official would be most likely to deal with these issues.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
New Review Sample Test: Politics, Voting & Civic Participation
What is the difference between Democrats and Republicans? What propaganda techniques do political parties use? What is the Electoral College? Here you'll find a 22-question multiple-choice assessment on the voting practices, politics, and civic duties of American citizens.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Why Do Americans Vote on Tuesdays?
Why do Americans vote on Tuesdays? As your class will learn from this video, this specific voting day in United States presidential elections stems from no substantial historical origin. Instead, speaker Jacob Soboroff brings attention to the America's low ranking among world nations in regards to voter turnout.
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Explore the backgrounds, qualifications, and platforms of the presidential candidates for the 2000 election. Though the lesson is outdated, the activities within the informational text could be good practice for your young learners as they work on evaluating arguments and claims.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 166 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Do We Still Need the Electoral College?
One of the most confusing aspects of any presidential election year is the role of the Electoral College. Learners read a bit about how the Electoral College works and then they hold a mock election in their classroom. They'll redraw a map of the United States to represent what each state would look like in relation to the Electoral College then compare and contrast the democratic process around the world.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 22 Downloads
Ideas for Classroom Election Activities
This handout provides suggestion8s for exploring the elections process including making a party platform poster, writing a speech in the style of a famous politician, having a debate, planning a convention, and more! While some of the ideas are more appropriate for high school classrooms, this could be adapted to various grades.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 59 Downloads
Should voting in the United States be compulsory? In 2004, fewer than 60 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the American national elections. After reviewing arguments for and against compulsory voting, your young citizens will compose letters to the editors of their local newspapers in which they discuss whether they believe voting should be compulsory.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Win the White House
Here is a unique and engaging approach to learning about the steps a presidential candidate must take during a campaign. Learners role play the part of a candidate in this online interactive, taking part in a presidential debate and then considering the fundraising and polling components of campaigning.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Presidential Campaign: Posters of Yesterday and Today
Young scholars analyze the election process. In this presidential campaign lesson, students view campaign posters of yesterday and today. Young scholars research party names and a variety of campaign materials. Students create a Venn Diagram as formal assessment.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 5 Views 7 Downloads
Political Parties and Conventions
Next time you cover political parties in your government class, don't just watch a political convention, host one! After learning about the history and structure of political parties through a thorough PowerPoint presentation, learners work in groups as part of either the Democratic or Republican party and develop a platform that they will present to the class.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Eighth graders explore the impact of exercising voting rights. In this election instructional activity, 8th graders research the importance of voting and use technology tools to share their findings about national, state, and local election campaigns.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 27 Downloads
The Writer’s Toolbox: What You Need to Master the Craft
All the tools (and directions) you’ll need to build an essay are included in a resource designed for learners and educators. The packet can be given to class members or divided into sections and used as part of a series of lesson on the writing process.
7th - 12th Language Arts 59 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What is the Legacy of the New Deal?
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.
10th - 12th Language Arts 41 Views 45 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Politically Scientific Crystal Ball: Issues and Implications of the 2004 Presidential Election
Students explore the presidential elections. For this research the issues that faced the 1860, 1912, 1932, 1980, and 2004 presidential elections as they read articles regarding each of the elections. Students participate in 6 classroom activities that require them identify the issues as well as the governance implications of candidates.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Understanding the Election Process
Students discover the Electoral College voting system, and discover the different possibilities a candidate could use to win. In this government instructional activity, students experiment with possible combinations of states a potential President must win to become President of the United States of America.
1st - 4th Math 3 Views 51 Downloads
Election Time Data Base
Students research the election process. In this government and technology instructional activity, students research current local or national political candidates to determine demographic information and their positions on major issues. Students create a classroom database and an individual PowerPoint, HyperStudio, or poster presentation based on the collected information.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 5 Views 42 Downloads