A Crooked Election

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Some people want to win by any means necessary. Seventh graders explore the ways politics can take a corrupt turn with a short story about a school election. As they decipher the candidates' motivations and promises, individuals answer 10 comprehension questions to demonstrate their understanding.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use during a focus on the electoral system, or with an upcoming election
  • Have your class research past elections and compare any allegations of wrongdoing to the story
Classroom Considerations

  • English learners and struggling readers might need some assistance with the reading, particularly with the idiomatic phrases and expressions (e.g. lipstick on a pig, crooked election)
  • The passage works as an analogy to modern-day politics; explain how each detail connects to the electoral system
Pros

  • Comes with both multiple-choice questions and short-answer responses
  • Provides an answer key
Cons

  • None
Common Core