Elections Teacher Resources
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Who are the major candidates and where do they stand?
Who were the candidates in the 2008 US Presidential election and where did they stand on important issues? Use a resource that offers an opportunity to go back in time and examine candidates and issues involved in that election year.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Election in the News
New ReviewYoung people are the future voices of the country. In order to be knowledgeable about local and federal elections, future voters must first become aware. Bring an informative lesson plan to your social studies class, in which middle and...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Presidential Elections and the Electoral College
To understand the controversy surrounding the US 2000 presidential election, class members investigate the rationale behind the Electoral Collage, the intimidation involved in the election of 1876, and the 2004 American League...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 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...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Last Word: Using Critical Thinking and Analysis to Reach a Decision
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...
5th - 9th English Language Arts
So You Want to Be President?: Lesson 15
Learners explore the election process. In this government and literacy instructional activity, students listen to the book Ruby May Has Something to Say by David Small and discuss the importance of clear communication of your personal...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Why Do We Vote on a Tuesday in November?
New ReviewWhat do farmers have to do with voting on Tuesdays? Eighth graders learn more about the electoral system in America with an informative reading selection about the history of Election Tuesday. After they finish a short passage, they...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Presidential Elections: A Simulation
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...
12th Social Studies & History
Congress and the Legislative Process: A Simulation in How a Bill Becomes a Law
As part of the study of the legislative process, class members research redistricting and gerrymandering, and the effects of these activities on law making. On day one of the two-day plan, individuals redistrict the state of Elbonia so...
10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Primaries and Caucuses
What is the difference between a primary and a caucus? Why does the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary get so much attention? Watch as this presenter explains this detailed and varied process of electing candidates that will head to a...
8 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable