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122 resources with the keyterm elections

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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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Cast Your Vote

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Impress upon your learners the importance of researching candidates in an election and considering not only which issues are most important to them as voters, but also which issues are most important to the candidates.
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Political Parties Rest in Peace

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Before Democrats and Republicans, there were Whigs, Dixiecrats, Federalists and Anti-Federalists, Populists, Prohibitionists, Progressives, and the list goes on. Your young historians will discover the evolution of political parties in...
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Does Racism Affect How You Vote?

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
What conditions support racism? What specific actions can we, as a society, take to encourage greater racial tolerance? Using polling data and sociological studies in his research, Nate Silver illustrates the effect racism can have in...
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Why Do Americans Vote on Tuesdays?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why do Americans vote on Tuesdays? As your class will learn from this video, this specific voting day in United States presidential elections stems from no substantial historical origin. Instead, speaker Jacob Soboroff brings attention...
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The Presidential Campaign Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students play a game. For this election lesson, students play the Presidential Campaign Game. Students learn about the politics and process of electing a president.
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The Election Is in the House: 1824: The Candidates and the Issues

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students list some changes in presidential election laws and/or procedures since 1796, and cite examples from presidential campaign materials from 1824.
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The Last Word: Using Critical Thinking and Analysis to Reach a Decision

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Want to explore the process of writing a persuasive essay and tie it in with the upcoming elections? Class members use Venn diagrams and the hamburger model of persuasive writing to write a five-paragraph essay on elections and...
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The Presidential Campaign Game

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Upper graders play a game as a way to facilitate understanding of US Presidential Campaign issues and strategies. After being divided into small groups, a candidate will be chosen to run for office. Each group creates propaganda to get...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Fair Elections?

For Students 9th - 12th
Rigged elections make for both intriguing current events and hilarious political cartoons. In this analysis worksheet, pupils read background information to help them grasp a cartoon about rigged presidential elections in 2007 by Russia,...
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Presidential Speeches

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Listen to and analyze a presidential speech in order to explain the principles held by the president and the historical context in which the speech was made. Then hold a campaign and election simulation involving featured presidents.
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Presidential endorsements: Newspapers decide

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders collect, organize, evaluate and synthesize information from multiple sources in order to draw logical conclusions. They communicate this information using appropriate social studies terminology in oral, written or...
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The Election of 1912

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders examine the Election of 1912. In groups, they identify the roles of the Democratic and Republican parties along with any third party mentioned. Using the internet, they describe the main issues of this election and discuss...
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Voter Behavior

For Students 10th - 12th
Transform your government students into informed voters with this straightforward worksheet. Five matching questions and five multiple choice questions test students' knowledge on voter behavior and political parties, and the format...
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What Are the Issues?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Investigate and report on three issues related to a current election. Elementary aged learners research information about specific issues, develop an opinion, and write a persuasive essay using supporting details and evidence to support...
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Let the Campaign Begin

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine the many steps involved in the electoral process. They examine past president's campaigns and write an announcement speech for the candidate of their choice.
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May The Best Character Win

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine the financial committment to running a campaign. They discuss the difference between electroal and popular votes. They realize how involved a political campaign is!
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Voting And Elections

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the voting practices of the past several presidential elections while using data to determine the influence of different factors. They identify the reasons for high or low voter turnout and then display the outcome of...
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Electing a President

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars identify some roles of President of the United States, decide on qualities that any president should possess, explain use of voting as method for electing President of the United States, and participate in mock...
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Calling on Congo

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students listen to an interview with a former news coorespondent in Congo. They discuss an article about the instability in the country following their elections. They research Congo's history along with its connection to the United...
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Mock Election

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students hold a mock election with two candidates representing a local race. They ask to become involved in a local candidacy by volunteering time in passing out fliers or working on staff.
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Election Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers K - 12th
Pupils examine newspapers and other resources for articles about the election. They collect articles and photos from both presidential candidates. They also search for political cartoons and discuss what they find.
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Ideas for Classroom Election Activities

For Students 6th - 12th
This handout provides suggestion8s for exploring the elections process including making a party platform poster, writing a speech in the style of a famous politician, having a debate, planning a convention, and more! While some of the...
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Taking the Lead

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners discover how officials are elected in countries of interest to them. After reading an article, they examine election fraud allegations in Peru. They create a poster showing the election process and assess them in a written essay.