The Process of Democracy
Students investigate how ballots are cast and counted in the American election process. They research how the process has changed over the years. They study the Electoral College and how it effects the presidency.
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What Did Democracy Really Mean in Athens?
Did you know elections only played a small role in Athenian democracy? Take a look at the fascinating origins of Athenian direct democracy in ancient Greece, and compare their political structures to our understanding of representative...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
We the People Focusing on Details: Compare and Contrast
Even the most inspiring documents in American history had to go through a few drafts before they were ready for publication. Reinforce the importance of the writing process, as well as the collaborative nature of democracy, with an...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Importance of Representative Democracy
Students examine the general concept of representative democracy, and compare/contrast the American representative democracy to the monarchical system. They research the role of legislative bodies in serving the government, particularly...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
So You Want to Be President?: Lesson 15
Students explore the election process. In this government and literacy lesson plan, students listen to the book Ruby May Has Something to Say by David Small and discuss the importance of clear communication of your personal feelings....
4th - 6th Social Studies & History