High schoolers investigate political polls. They listen to a lecture on political polls, define key terms, and conduct their own polls of student body elections.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
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...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Propaganda and Spin
How do you spin information to create propaganda? How is propaganda used in politics? Pupils explore the techniques used to sway public opinion, and use past and current ads as a model to design their own advertisements based on those...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Cast Your Vote
In a simple but unique lesson, youngsters learn about the history of voting systems. They then collaborate in groups to develop a new honest and consistent voting method. A class-wide poll is taken, evaluating the designs of other...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
Political Parties Rest in Peace
Before Democrats and Republicans, there were Whigs, Dixiecrats, Federalists and Anti-Federalists, Populists, Prohibitionists, Progressives, and the list goes on. Your young historians will discover the evolution of political parties in...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Religion in Culture & Politics: Women’s empowerment in Syria
What defines a woman as empowered, and how does this definition compare to the ideas and actions of a group of Muslim women in Syria? After watching a series of video clips from a documentary film about a school for girls in Damascus,...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Political Campaign Ads
During a political campaign, you can hardly turn around without encountering an endorsement or attack on a candidate. High schoolers examine the ways that negative advertisement, positive advertisements, and everything in between can...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
SWOT Teams: Analyzing the Political Parties for the 2010 Midterm Elections
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...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Role of Special Interest Groups
Young scholars examine the role of special interest groups in American politics. They conduct research on recently passed legislation, identify the influence of special interest groups on this legislation, watch a video, and read a handout.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History