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372 resources with the concept elections

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Elections: Polling, Debates, Voting, and the Final Countdown

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Election season is a great opportunity to hone critical thinking skills in the classroom. Teach young citizens about the ins and outs of the American political system, provide information about current and historical presidential...
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Why Every Youth Vote Matters

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Soon-to-be voters learn the significance of their votes by engaging in group work, discussing articles about particularly close elections and powerful quotes about voting, and creating t-shirt designs to encourage voting.
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Preventing Voter Fraud or Encouraging Voter Suppression?

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The issues of voter fraud and voter suppression are relevant in every election, local as well as national. Soon-to-be voters learn about a recent bill proposed in North Carolina, the Voter Information and Verification Act, and decide for...
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Are You a Democrat or a Republican? Are You Really?

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Have new or soon-to-be voters examine different political parties and their platforms as they figure out which one aligns most with their beliefs. After taking a few online quizzes, students split into pairs to discuss and then in larger...
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2016 Electoral College Map

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The electoral college can be confusing for citizens of any age. Clear up misconceptions with a handy printable map that details how many electoral votes are allotted to each state, as well as a history of modern elections, complete with...
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Electoral Politics

For Teachers 12th
You won't just get a lesson when you click on this resource. As you click on the related resources located to the left of the screen, you'll find, a professional development video, teacher/student notes, lesson plan, and related reading...
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Who Could Have Been Who

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can word choice affect a candidate's likeability? Use a New York Times lesson to explore how a presidential candidate's likeability factor can fluctuate in public opinion polls. Young readers choose a presidential election from their...
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A Positive Spin

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Study word choice and connotation in advertising. Readers examine campaign ads, both negative and positive, from the 2006 mid-term election before discussing an article and analyze a campaign of any candidate they choose. Finally, they...
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The Election Is in the House: The Denouement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars research the US Presidential election of 1824. They explain why the election of 1824 was decided in the House of Representatives. They summarize relevant portions of the Constitution on presidential election procedures.
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"Mr. President"

For Teachers 4th - 9th
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...
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Exploring the Electoral College

For Students 8th - 12th
Does your vote really count? This activity helps young voters learn about the electoral college through a TED talk, a helpful handout, discussion prompts, and then a role-playing activity that has participants simulating an election on a...
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The Electoral College Activities

For Students 8th - 12th
Turn your students into informed voters with this series of worksheets about the Electoral College. Activities range from vocabulary review, studying a map of Electoral votes, answering questions about an (included) article, and...
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My Voice, My Voter's Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewClass members may be too young to vote, but that doesn't mean their voices are silent! After researching key information, such as policies for registering to what to expect at the polls, young scholars create and present election guides...
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Vote for Grace!

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Boost reading comprehension skills with a lesson designed around the story, Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio. A KWL chart introduces the story's topic—running for president—followed by a read-aloud. The class analyzes the main...
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On This Day: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What is free speech? And does it apply to corporations looking to support federal campaigns? As decided in the controversial Citizens United ruling, the Supreme Court determined that corporations have the same rights as people and can...
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On This Day: Barack Obama Becomes the First African American to Win a Presidential Election

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
The election of Barack Obama in 2008 was a watershed moment in African American and American history. Using clips from the acceptance and concession speeches, as well as the words of outgoing president, George H. W. Bush, budding...
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Unit 14: Waging Peace - Election Monitoring

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
How does a former president play a role in defending democracy? Around the world, many groups protest fair and free elections. By challenging issues such as complicated ballots and voter intimidation, the Carter Center works tirelessly...
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Mini-Lesson: Gerrymandering

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who determines the structure of voting districts? The concept of gerrymandering brings to light the ongoing issue of how those running for office gain votes. Hands-on activities enable scholars to analyze the re-drawing of voting...
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Mini-Lesson: The Incumbent Advantage

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Does the person running for re-election have an advantage over the challenger? Scholars explore the concept of incumbent advantage during elections using an informative mini-activity explaining the legislative branch. In pairs, they...
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Media Moment Mini: Midterm Elections

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Find out the differences between presidential and midterm elections with an informative resource. Pupils discuss the importance of midterms to the presidency and how midterms affect the balance of government branches. They also fill out...
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Election Basics: Crash Course Government and Politics #36

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The candidate with the most votes wins ... right? A short video clip opens up thought and discussion on the basics behind elections and how citizens decide the victor. The concept of political parties and securing votes are at the center...
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How Voters Decide: Crash Course Government and Politics #38

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever asked people who just voted why they chose a particular candidate? The answers may very greatly. Scholars analyze the key factors of how voters decide which check mark to place in which boxes. They use a short video...
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Gerrymandering: Crash Course Government and Politics #37

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Voting districts are sometimes in very weird shapes—even looking like dragons! Scholars investigate the concept of gerrymandering in United States government and politics. They view a short video, the 37th of a 50-part series, to analyze...
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Congressional Elections: Crash Course Government and Politics #6

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever considered running for student council? Scholars investigate the process of being elected to the United States Congress. They use the sixth video in a 50-part series exploring the US government and politics to better...