Rate the Candidates

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Instill the importance of getting to know the candidates before casting a vote with help from a lesson that examines the qualities, experience, concerns, and issues that make up presidential nominees and their platforms. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Encourage pupils to share a set of blank worksheets with their parents and guardians so they can review the presidential candidates and their stance on specific issues prior to voting in the upcoming election 
  • Review the concept of biased media and how to locate credible sources when searching for information about presidential candidates
  • After collecting information and completing worksheets, hold a mock election in your classroom     
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson is the fourth in a series of six that encourages individuals to become an informed citizen       

  • Promotes smart and informed voting
  • Worksheet pages can be used during any election year 

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