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Lesson Plan
Annenberg Foundation

Electoral Politics

For Teachers 12th
You won't just get a lesson when you click on this resource. As you click on the related resources located to the left of the screen, you'll find, a professional development video, teacher/student notes, lesson plan, and related reading...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Qualifying to Vote Under Jim Crow

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Literacy tests, poll taxes, grandfather laws? Scholars study the systematic ways African-Americans were kept from voting even after it was made a law. They analyze a series of primary source documents, complete a worksheet, and engaged...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

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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Scholastic

Women's Suffrage for Grades 6–8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners study the decisions and solutions involved in winning the right to vote. After reading background information on the fight for women's suffrage, including one woman's story, and its eventual success in the United States and...
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Interactive
iCivics

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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PPT
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Jefferson County Schools

A Canned Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Follow the steps outlined in an excellent presentation to create graphic organizers and write persuasive essays with your class. The graphic organizer is effective and translates easily into a final written product. The lesson focuses in...
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Writing
Curated OER

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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Worksheet
Curated OER

All Eyes on Iowa

For Students 9th - 12th
Guid your learners as they become informed members of our community. They'll consider each of the seven questions as they read the New York Times article "All Eye on Iowa." This article relates topics dealing with the 2012 presidential...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

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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Lesson Plan
National Endowment for the Humanities

The 1828 Campaign of Andrew Jackson: Expansion of the Voting Base

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers give examples to indicate how the franchise was extended and limited in the first half of the 19th century, and cite some differences in the newly enfranchised population that could affect the way they would vote.
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Lesson Plan
National Endowment for the Humanities

The 1828 Campaign of Andrew Jackson: Changes in Voting Participation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars give examples to indicate how voting participation changed in the first half of the 19th century, and make connections between changes in voting participation and the results of the election of 1828.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

When Art Conveys a Political Message

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders learn art is an effective way to convey a political message. They learn how political messages are created to convey a message. They analyze a piece of artwork and then write a short paragraph from the point of view of...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Voter Turnout

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Explore politics by analyzing the voting process. Pupils discuss the purpose of casting votes in an election, then examine graphs based on the data from a previously held election's turnout. The lesson concludes as they answer study...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

The Nominating Process

For Students 11th - 12th
Ten questions engage learners in thinking about what they have read. They are quizzed on basic concepts related to the nomination process and primary elections.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Public Choice Theory and The Economics of Taxation

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Let your students know how our economy works, what taxation is, and how Public Choice Theory affects the economics of taxation. This is a comprehensive and well defined presentation that includes links to additional information provided...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

The Constitution and the Right to Vote: Ch 6

For Students 11th
The US Constitution dictates which members of society have the right to vote. After reading about amendments extending voting rights, your class answers these questions on the 15th, 14th, and 23rd amendments. Use as a quiz or to guide...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Voting and Elections: Vote to Make a Difference

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students use a ballot to make a choice about two items to vote on. In this voting lesson plan, students discuss comparing choices between two items, the benefits and drawbacks to each, and make tally marks to total the votes.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

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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Worksheet
Curated OER

Voters, Ballots, and Elections: Matching

For Students 6th - 8th
After studying voting and elections in the United States, have your class show what they know. They match 15 terms related to voting, ballots, and elections to the proper definition. This is a great way to practice vocabulary or content...
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PPT
Curated OER

Elections: In the UK

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Voting, members of Parliament, and elections are the topics of this interesting presentation. Follow the British voting process from turning in a ballot, to the jobs of the members of Parliament. Whether you live in the UK or not,...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Voting: Your Civic Responsibility

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders research the viewpoints of the major Presidential candidates. Using this information, they create brochure comparing and contrasting them on important issues. They write a persuasive essay to state the importance of voting...