The Election of 1912

The Election of 1912: an election with four competitive opponents. Pupils get to know the candidates with informative reading passages that provide context to the election. Then, the class engages in a debate and answers questions as one of the candidates to show what they know.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend learning by asking scholars to manage a social media profile of one of the candidates from the Election of 1912
  • Flip the class by assigning some of the readings as homework
Classroom Considerations

  • Amount of reading time varies depending on literacy level of your class members
Pros

  • Learners better understand the intensity of debate by engaging in their own 
  • Includes comprehension questions to test for learning
Cons

  • None