Terms of Office
Students use election related words to create a dictionary page for each of them. They use the internet to research the definitions of the words. They combine all of the pages and put them into a book.
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Police Officer’s 101
What characteristics does an effective police officer have? Your young citizens will explore the roles of police officers and/or SRO's in their community by participating in an acting activity, whereby they will be given a particular...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Cartoons for the Classroom: 2012 Mid-Term Elections
Use a political cartoon to help scholars grasp the significant turnover in Congress following the 2012 mid-term election. A Mike Keefe cartoon uses symbols and current political lingo to convey perspective on the issue, and background...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Joe McCarthy and the Red Scare
In the 1950s, how did the Red Scare and the actions of Senator Joseph McCarthy affect the American people? Your young historians will analyze primary source documents on the Red Scare, participate in a "find the Communist" simulation,...
11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Class Election from the Black Lagoon Storia Teaching Guide
One of my favorite things about this resource is that they use a standardized lexile to help you determine who should be reading what book. I also love this great teacher's guide for the book, The Class Election from the Black Lagoon. In...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
U. S. Constitution - Elections and Terms in Office
Students explore American elections and terms in office. For this U.S. government lesson, students respond to questions about voting rights. Students then write position papers on the existence of the Electoral College.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
George Washington: The Precedent President
Students investigate precedents set during George Washington's term in office. They conduct Internet research, develop a list of the responsibilities of the President, match Washington's accomplishments with the list, and play a game.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History