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31 resources with the keyterm presidential election

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Who Could Have Been Who

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can word choice affect a candidate's likeability? Use a New York Times lesson plan to explore how a presidential candidate's likeability factor can fluctuate in public opinion polls. Young readers choose a presidential election from...
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"Mr. President"

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Who will be the next president? Learners write a persuasive letter to the president of the United States. They research the 2000 Presidential election, interview parents, and reflect on their own opinions and experiences to write their...
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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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Election Report

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
If it is an election year and you're teaching American government, then you'll definitely want to take a look at this project. Class members will research a chosen candidate and create a profile for him/her, then collect and analyze...
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Gerrymandering: How Drawing Jagged Lines Can Impact an Election

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
What is gerrymandering, and how does redrawing district lines in a presidential election give one political party advantage over another? Viewers will learn about the origin of the term gerrymandering, why political parties desire more...
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Nov. 2, 1976 | Carter Defeats Ford in Presidential Election

For Students 9th - 12th
After reading about the presidential race in 1976, learners think critically about presidential legacy. They read all of the provided background information, related New York Times articles, and then respond to a writing prompt via blog...
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Primary Season 101

For Students 7th - 12th
While this New York Times resource posted several months ago it could still be a useful learning experience. Learners practice using the Times's Campaign 2012 Politics section to help them answer 16 questions about the Republican...
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Nov. 4, 2008 | Obama Is Elected President

For Students 9th - 12th
Read this interesting background information regarding the presidential election of 2008. Your class will read the provided passages and then answer four critical thinking questions that require them to consider the reading and what they...
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Nov. 8, 1960 | Kennedy Is Elected President

For Students 9th - 12th
Using the presidential election of 1960 as background information, learners consider the push of electoral reform. They read about the events and issues surrounding President Kennedy's win in 1960 and compare them to the same issues...
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March 2, 1877: Hayes Declared Winner in Disputed Presidential Election

For Students 8th - 12th
After reading an interesting article comparing the disputed presidential election of 1877 to a similar event in the year 2000, kids blog a response. They read the article, check out the embedded links, then respond to four related...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Campaign Echoes

For Students 9th - 11th
Get on those thinking caps, because your class is going to analyze a political cartoon related to the 2008 presidential elections. Included is a large image of the cartoon, background information, and three guiding questions which can be...
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Presidential Election Year: Major Issues

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Whether or not it's a presidential election year, this debate activity will spark research on current political issues. Split your government scholars into 4 groups and assign each a political party. One person will be the "candidate"...
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The Transition

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Examine the transition of power that occurs with the election of a new president. Learners complete a series of online activities to gain a better understanding of presidential government. This lesson includes benchmarks, assessment...
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Do We Still Need the Electoral College?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
One of the most confusing aspects of any presidential election year is the role of the Electoral College. Learners read a bit about how the Electoral College works and then they hold a mock election in their classroom. They'll redraw a...
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Tally of the 1824 Electoral College Vote

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders study the parts of the Constitution that address presidential election. They complete a variety of activities designed to spark debate about the flaws in the Electoral College system.
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It's Up for Debate

For Teachers 6th - 12th
In this lesson, students investigate the different platforms of each of the Presidential hopefuls for the 2000 election. Small groups each carefully research the platforms of an assigned candidate and then create a political pamphlet...
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The Eleventh Hour

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine their own understanding of the issues and events that are framing this year's presidential race. They explore the candidates' stances on eight issues and present their findings to the class.
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Pass This Jobs Bill

For Students 9th - 11th
It seems that print media is slowly being replaced by electronic versions. Get your kids reading the New York Times e-style. They'll read the provided article entitled, "Pass This Jobs Bill" then answer six comprehension questions. Two...
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Lincoln Home National Historic Site: A Place of Growth and Memory

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study the history of Lincoln's home.  In this American History lesson, 8th graders examine artifacts from his home to learn about his beliefs.  Students participate in a webquest on Lincoln's home. 
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Choosing the Next President

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use comparative Internet research to formulate a prediction regarding the next president of the United States. They give presentations each week on how his or her candidate is faring in the political race.
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Primary Concerns

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students articulate their understanding of the primary process, critically evaluate the primary process on a systemic level and explore the significance of the Super Tuesday primaries on a Presidential election.
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The White House or Bust: How Americans Elect Their President

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students explain the presidential duties and who is eligible to run for president. In this The White House or Bust article, students complete a map of the electoral college. In addition students analyze historical campaign posters....
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Presidential Election

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine presidential elections. In this American government lesson, 7th graders research key issues of presidential elections and watch an educational video about elections. Students then vote on issues that are most...
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Lesson Plan: Bringing Out the Vote

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore voter turnout, analyzing why Americans don't vote, and citizen activism through creating community publicity about the 2004 Presidential election.