Pupils use Gallop Poll results to explore causes and effects of the concerns of Americans in the past. They administer a similar poll and consider what Americans in their community view as the most pressing problems in the United States...
Students explore the mathematics behind opinion polls, as well as provides a framework for interpreting trends in opinion poll graphics.
The True History of Voting Rights
Explore what voting rights really are in an intriguing instructional activity that explores the history of American voting. The resource examines the timeline of voting rights in the United States with group discussions,...
Survey Analysis- Public Perceptions of Voting and Elections
The perception of fairness in elections becomes more important with each passing election. Using data from a C-SPAN poll, budding historians consider the differences between how people perceive elections. The resource includes videos of...
Polling and Public Opinion
Polls are ubiquitous in American politics, but just how reliable and equal are they? A video-driven resource helps learners discuss the question by examining what pollsters and pundits say. Extension activities involve evaluating the...
Social Media Toolbox
Social Media Survey
Survey says ... social media is here to stay! How do the pupils in your school use social media? Using lesson four from a 16-part series, The Social Media Toolbox, learners study surveys and create their own. The resource includes...
Double Bar Graphs: Favorite Cookies Chart
It's just the way the cookie crumbles. Using the data from a class poll, learners create a double bar graph showing favorite cookie types. The pupils compare favorites between boys and girls with the aid of their graphs, then they make...
North Carolina Civic Education Consortium
The Results are In! Examining Our First Vote Election
The 2016 election is over, and now it's time to dig in to some data! An activity revolves around data gathered from the First Vote Project in North Carolina wherein thousands of students voted. After diving in to the data using provided...
Polling and Public Opinion
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...
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...
Presidential Election 2000
Students examine the presidential candidates and their election platforms. They further analyze the platforms by creating a chart to determine which candidate most represents his or her beliefs and values.
Sampling Bias And the California Recall
Using a 2002 California Gray David recall vote as an example, young statisticians identify sources of bias in samples and find ways of reducing and eliminating sampling bias. They consider ways to select random samples from a...
Conceptual Analysis in Economics
Students practice critical thinking skills by defending their beliefs orally in a "hot seat". In addition, they communicate their feelings about an inssue in writing.
Students explore politcical polling by conducting a poll of student body elections. They prepare a survey, distribute forms, and tabulate data.
Voter Fraud: Are Ghosts Going To The Polls
Students research background material about voting in their community. They interview local/county election officials to see what is going on in the community. They also interview teachers, and students to determine if they are newly...
Understanding History By How America Felt
Learners explore public opinion of presidential decisions. In this history lesson, students examine various graphs that depict overall American approval of U.S. Presidents and government decisions then answer questions about the...
Quick Stats with Quick Poll
Learners analyze data using bar graphs and the TI in this statistics lesson plan. They investigate quick polls and graph the data using different properties of statistics. This assignment requires a TI Navigator.
Students examine Iraqi polls concerning the quality of life in their country. After exploring methodologies of taking polls and surveys, the compare and contrast the findings of two surveys. Students develop research questions,...
Graphing Statistics & Opinions About Pets
Young scholars explore how to use a double bar graph by polling other students about their feelings and experiences with pets. They also have the opportunity to think about how pets affect their lives. Young scholars poll their...
Students discuss the meaning and purposes of polls and surveys. After reading an article, they analyze the results of a poll given to residents of New York City. They create a survey of their own and analyze the data to write a written...
Polling and Statistics
Pupils investigate polling. In this statistics activity, students collect data-on polling and graph their data on a coordinate plane. They identify biased and non-biased polling.
Assessing Public Opinion Polls and Building Them
Students explore the role of public opinion polls in America. In this public opinion polls lesson, students discover the steps of analyzing poles before they create and conduct their own polls.
Amnesty: More Than a Word
Students explain how the use of certain emotive terms affects voter's perceptions. Students assess how word choice by political parties can changes our thinking on a subject. After viewing ads by the two political parties, students...
Students examine the roll of polling in elections and assess information provided by polls. They define the term survey. Pupils conduct a poll, individually each student answers the questions, as a group, tally the results. Students...