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Mock Election

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Here is an excellent resource in which class members host a mock election for a candidate and policy that will be implemented into your very own classroom. Progressing from primaries, through the campaign trail, and finally to the mock...
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SWOT Teams: Analyzing the Political Parties for the 2010 Midterm Elections

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What are political parties and what so strategists do? In this political analysis lesson, students analyze political strategies to understand their strengths and weaknesses. They use key details from the text to learn how to create...
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Sample Test: Politics, Voting & Civic Participation

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between Democrats and Republicans? What propaganda techniques do political parties use? What is the Electoral College? Here you'll find a 22-question multiple-choice assessment on the voting practices, politics,...
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The Electoral College

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Is the Electoral College the best method of electing the president of the United States? Your young historians will write a persuasive essay discussing the historical perspective of the college, pros and cons, and a final argument for or...
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Development of American Political Parties: The Two-Party System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Was American politics always bound to the two-party system? Learn how the two-party system developed, why third parties tend not to do so well, and all the various political parties that have emerged throughout US history. Each party is...
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The Voting Game

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Upper graders play the voting game to help them understand voting patterns, political movements, and build a content specific vocabulary. Each student creats a chart to determine if his or her political view veers liberal or...
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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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Gilded Age Politics

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Whisk your students through the politics of the Gilded Age with this presentation, which features the contexts and characteristics of the 1880-1888 Presidential Elections. Clever political cartoons and clear, concise bullet points about...
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The Role of Political Parties in the Legislative Process

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students define term political party, explain the role of political parties, and describe what the country would be like without political parties.
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Political Issues and Opinions

For Teachers 10th - 12th
The emergent adults in your US Government class can become informed, self-aware voters. This activity enables them to form an opinion about particular political issues then identify themselves on the political spectrum. Informed and...
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Examining Antebellum Elections

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers consider the impact of the expansion of suffrage on antebellum party alignment, examine important election issues/outcomes from 1824-1861 and the rise of the two major parties in antebellum elections, and debate issues of...
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Homemade Political Parties

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Use this 5-day lesson to clarify the platforms of the two major parties, comparing and contrasting against students' beliefs. Begin by looking at unlabeled summaries of both party platforms, having learners identify most with one. Groups...
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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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The Organization of Political Parties

For Students 10th - 12th
Challenge the future world leaders in your class with this worksheet, which tests their knowledge on the organization of modern political parties. Students can access their prior knowledge of current elections, or notes from your...
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Political Parties and What They Do

For Students 10th - 12th
The emerging politicians in your government might be familiar with the words "Democrat" and "Republican," but what do they really know about the role of political parties in America? Use this activity to reinforce information from your...
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Lesson 5: Evolution of American Political Parties

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders take a closer look at the history of the Democrat and Republican Parties as well as lesser-known parties. In this American politics lesson, 12th graders view a PowerPoint presentation and then build their own political...
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Why is Andrew Jackson Important?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the presidency of Andrew Jackson. In this presidential history lesson, students research the rise of political parties, the spoils system, and presidential use of the veto. Students consult print and video resources in...
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Political Cartoons

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners explore political cartoons.  For this government current events lesson, students analyze the visual language and symbolism present in five different political cartoons.  Learners discuss the event or issue that inspired the...
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Political Parties

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars engage in a lesson plan that is about the development of political parties in the United States government. They conduct research using a variety of resources. They use some key focus questions to guide the activities and...
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The First American Party System: Federalists and Democratic-Republicans: The Platforms They Never Had

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the beginnings of the political party system in the US. They determine the key positions of both the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans. They compare the views of the early political parties with those of today.
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In Praise of Political Parties

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research a political party and prepare a report about its history, philosophy, and the party's position regarding two major political issues. They complete a variety of additional creative activities regarding their party, as well.
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The First American Party System: A Documentary Timeline of Important Events (1787-1800)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars conduct research on the events of the end of the 18th century in order to identify critical factors leading to the development of the Federalist and Democratic-Republican political parties. They summarize the key positions...
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There's More out There Than Just Democrats and Republicans

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students take a closer look at the other political parties in the United States. In this American politics lesson, students research minority parties in the country and create PowerPoint presentations that feature their findings....
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Political Parties Questions

For Students 9th - 12th
In this political parties instructional activity, students respond to 14 short answer questions about the history of party politics in the United States.