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102 resources with the concept presidential campaigns

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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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Empowering Democracy

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How do you prepare your students to become informed and involved citizens? You could check out the ideas in this collection of materials from the non-profit Classroom Law Project.
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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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The Lincoln-Douglas Debates — Springboard to the White House

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates saw two primary political candidates debating seven different times about one of the most important social movements in United States history. Middle and high schoolers read an article that describes the...
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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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Campaign Trailblazers

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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 Though the lesson is outdated, the activities within the informational text could be good practice for your young learners as...
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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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Campaign Endorsement Project

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
So many politicians, so many endorsements! Learn to differentiate between facts as well as the process of endorsements with an informative resource. Class members watch current endorsement videos, research candidates from three different...
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The Electoral College

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Put the Electoral College into perspective with a simulation of an election. Scholars experience an electoral vote, participate during in-depth discussion on the topic, and engage in a Congressional Committee where they learn about the...
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Student Symposium and Resulting Action

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Your class may not be able to vote yet, but that doesn't mean they can't feel like they're part of the presidential election! The resource creates a symposium where pupils debate about a selected topic in current events during an...
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Analyzing Presidential Campaign Propaganda

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Campaign propaganda has evolved from 1952 through the presidential election of 2008. A social studies activity prompts class members to analyze the devices used in ads and political cartoons, noting strategies they believe would work to...
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Political Debates: Advising a Candidate

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Debates are a key part of presidential campaigns, and high school historians get a chance to analyze debates from the past and present: first, the debate between Nixon and Kennedy, and then a recent debate of their choosing. Also...
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The Election of 1800

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The election of 1800 provides an opportunity for class members to develop campaign materials for John Adams of the Federalist Party or Thomas Jefferson of the Democratic Republican party. Groups read a brief background article on the...
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Solutions

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Inspire future voters to cast their vote based on thorough examination of the issues. Scholars discover each candidates' plan of action through information found on the internet, television, newspapers, family members, and friends.
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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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Using the World Wide Web

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
The Internet is the host of a wealth information—good and bad—and it takes practice to know which sites offer the most credible material. Here, scholars explore a variety of news sources to discover valuable information on topics such as...
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The Candidates and Their Values: Election 2016

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Voting for the next president of the United States is about finding the candidate who most closely aligns with your own values and sense of democracy. High schoolers become acquainted with the candidates from the 2016 election with a...
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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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Presidential Candidate Research

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Don't let the young citizens in your social studies class get all their election information from inflammatory commercials and arguing pundits. Use a lesson plan from C-SPAN to guide class members through an election season with a...
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Propaganda

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
How does propaganda influence our vote? Through grand conversation, scholars gain information about what is and how to identify the different ways propaganda is used in a presidential election. Using their new-found knowledge, citizens...
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Polling and Public Opinion

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Most people are eager to offer their opinions about topics of interest, but what's the most effective way to collect and assess these opinions as a matter of fact? High schoolers learn about the history of polling, as well as the...
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Election Reform

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Are American citizens benefitting from the current two-party election system, or is the process in need of reform? High schoolers voice their opinions with an election-themed resource that prompts them to assess a hypothetical voting...
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Following the U.S. Presidential Election

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Election years provide the opportunity to evaluate news media as well as the next prospective president. High schoolers read about the same event in several different news sources, varying in type, origin, and political leaning, before...