Promoting the Candidate
Middle schoolers identify the role of political parties in presidential elections, then interpret objects from presidential campaigns.
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Standing on MY Platform
After viewing a video on party conventions, group members familiarize themselves with the Democratic Party and Republican Party platforms. Then, young people collaboratively develop a party platform for the voice of youth with ideas that...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Welcome to the Blogosphere
Create a blog spot for your classroom and promote online discussions. There are several blogging websites listed here, and you can create one specific to each class or one collective site. Teach your learners how to post on the blog, and...
6th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Who the People? Representative Democracy in North Carolina and Congress
Our elected officials are supposed to represent us, but what does it mean when they aren't like us? Budding citizens explore the demographic makeup of the US Congress, the role of money in political elections, and the Citizens United...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Presidential Candidate Research
Don't let the young citizens in your social studies class get all their election information from inflammatory commercials and arguing pundits. Use a lesson plan from C-SPAN to guide class members through an election season with a...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Creating a Pamphlet/Brochure for a Party or Candidate
Students explore political persuasive writing. In this government and persuasive writing lesson, students work in groups to write text and create graphics for a brochure describing and promoting a predetermined political candidate.
5th - 8th 21st Century Skills