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Political Campaign Ads

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
During a political campaign, you can hardly turn around without encountering an endorsement or attack on a candidate. High schoolers examine the ways that negative advertisement, positive advertisements, and everything in between can...
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Political Campaigns: Crash Course Government and Politics #39

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In 2012, each presidential candidate spent a whopping $1 billion! Learners investigate how people create campaigns and run for office. They watch a short video, the 39th of a 50-part US government and politics series, to analyze what...
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Watching the Elections

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students analyze the media products and advertising techniques used in political campaigns. In this elections lesson, students view political debates and then work in groups to find examples of types of advertising techniques used in...
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Campaign Strategy

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Analyzing Political Campaign Commercials

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Imagine a lesson plan that models for learners how to separate facts from opinions. How to detect bias. How to evaluate a source of information. How to identify propaganda. Although designed for middle schoolers, the activities in this...
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Ready, Camera, Action

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
This is a fun activity that will introduce your young citizens to the nature of sound bites in political campaigns. After discussing the pros and cons of shorter and shorter messages offered by political candidates, your learners will...
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Get Involved! - Civic Participation Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What better way to learn about the importance of civic responsibility than to actually experience it? From the opportunity to volunteer in an elected official's office and participating in a political campaign to observations of school...
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Analyzing a Product or Political Advertisement

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do advertisements evoke specific thoughts and feelings? Class members find out through the exploration of the Internet, videos, television, magazines, radio, and posters. Learners investigate commercial advertisements, political...
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Abraham Lincoln on Slavery and Race

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine and discuss the letters and speeches of Abraham Lincoln to determine his position on slavery. They participate in a panel discussion, and plan one of Lincoln's major political campaigns, creating ads and writing a...
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Money and the Election Process: Ch 7

For Students 8th
Where does the money for political campaigns come from? Guide your class with 10 multiple choice questions on money and the election process. There are 5 true/false and 5 multiple choice questions for them to answer. Use as a quiz or for...
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Chase the Race in School

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What is voting? How do I vote? Why should I vote? Who do I vote for? These are all important questions that first time, or even veteran voters might ask themselves as election season approaches them. Here is a collection that examines...
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Vying for Votes

For Teachers 6th - 12th
After viewing the first TV campaign ad in support of Eisenhower for president, young people dive deeper into the power of political advertising. By examining current and past political campaign advertisements, individuals make note of...
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Student Voices

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Whether it's an election year or not, a unit on voting patterns and political campaigns will awaken the civic pride in your high school citizens. Divided into six parts, the curriculum covers various facets of an election, including...
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Deconstructing Campaign Messages and Perceptions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Target audience, covert message, explicit and implicit appeals. As part of an investigation of rhetorical devices used in campaign ads, class members examine and deconstruct the appeals in logos from the 2008 election. They then use the...
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Influence of Media on Society

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The teenagers in your class have seen dozens of media messages between the last time you saw them and the moment they walk through your classroom door again. Help them make sense of what they are being told by corporations, news outlets,...
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Understanding the Basics of Advertising

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Commercial breaks are a time to get up, stretch, and get a snack—but not so fast! Those advertisements are full of rhetorical devices, persuasive arguments, and media messages. Instead of fast-forwarding through the commercials this...
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Who the People? Representative Democracy in North Carolina and Congress

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Our elected officials are supposed to represent us, but what does it mean when they aren't like us? Budding citizens explore the demographic makeup of the US Congress, the role of money in political elections, and the Citizens United...
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Election 2005: Campaign Issues

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students take a closer look at the election of 2005. In this British politics lesson, students listen to a lecture about the 2005 campaign and active citizenship. Students then create collages and news boards about the election. Older...
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Stand and Deliver

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Students take a closer look at the presidential election of 2004. In this American politics lesson plan, students visit selected websites to learn about the 2004 campaign and active citizenship. Students then create personality profiles...
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Case Study of a Campaign

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners read a case study of one campaign to discover how political campaigns addresses the needs of the voters. In groups, they answer questions related to the case and discuss how the commercials affect society as a whole. They use...
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Federal Political Campaign Pamphlet

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars organize and create a six-panel federal political campaign pamphlet. They research the main Canadian federal political parties, analyze the platforms, and organize the information for their pamphlet.
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Designing a Political Campaign

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders create an original political campaign complete with a party, ideology, slogan, poster, and brochure. They work in collaborative groups to complete this assignment using Microsoft Word and a drawing program.
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Speech! Speech!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Critical thinkers consider how word choice in speeches impacts the meaning and effectiveness of the message being presented. They examine and respond to some of the speeches made at the 2004 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. 
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Where Did You Hear That?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Where did you hear that? is the driving question of a lesson designed to shed light on the reliable, and unreliable, news sources covering an election. Through grand conversation and media exploration, scholars examine the credibility of...

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