Compare the Candidates
For this language arts worksheet, students use a chart to compare 2 candidates before an election. Students write down how they are alike and how they are different. This could be their views about issues or their backgrounds.
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Televised Debates: Candidates Take a Stand
Elementary or middle school scholars learn about the significance of the first televised live presidential debate between Nixon and Kennedy, all the while discussing what qualities make a good leader, what they can or can't learn about a...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History
The Last Word: Using Critical Thinking and Analysis to Reach a Decision
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...
5th - 9th English Language Arts
Election-Year Issues: Where Do the Political Candidates Stand?
Learners create multimedia presentations comparing political candidates. In this government lesson, students research candidates and analyze political issues via the web. Learners work in collaborative groups to explore issues and...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Born on a Mountaintop? Davy Crockett, Tall Tales, and History
Students compare and contrast the details from the life of the real David Crockett and the legendary folk hero he later became. They identify the characteristics of a tall tale and follow a rubric to create a tall tale of their own.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Voting: Your Civic Responsibility
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...
5th Social Studies & History