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Curated OER

Galluping Away

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Curated OER

Opinion Poll-arities

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the mathematics behind opinion polls, as well as provides a framework for interpreting trends in opinion poll graphics.
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Lesson Plan
Teaching Tolerance

The True History of Voting Rights

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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,...
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Lesson Plan
C-SPAN

Survey Analysis- Public Perceptions of Voting and Elections

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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C-SPAN

Polling and Public Opinion

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Social Media Toolbox

Social Media Survey

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

Double Bar Graphs: Favorite Cookies Chart

For Students 6th - 10th
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...
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Lesson Plan
North Carolina Civic Education Consortium

The Results are In! Examining Our First Vote Election

For Students 8th - 12th
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...
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C-SPAN

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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Unit Plan
Annenberg Foundation

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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Curated OER

Presidential Election 2000

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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.
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Curated OER

Sampling Bias And the California Recall

For Teachers 9th - 11th
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...
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Curated OER

Conceptual Analysis in Economics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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.
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Curated OER

Political Polls

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore politcical polling by conducting a poll of student body elections. They prepare a survey, distribute forms, and tabulate data.
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Curated OER

Voter Fraud: Are Ghosts Going To The Polls

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Understanding History By How America Felt

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Quick Stats with Quick Poll

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
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.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Survey Says...

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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,...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Graphing Statistics & Opinions About Pets

For Teachers 5th - 8th
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...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Opinions, Please!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Curated OER

Polling and Statistics

For Teachers 8th - 10th
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.
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Curated OER

Assessing Public Opinion Polls and Building Them

For Teachers 8th - 12th
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.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Amnesty: More Than a Word

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Political Polling

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...