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US Presidential Election 1908
In this US history research worksheet, learners conduct research to determine who was elected president in 1908. They research the election using reference materials or the Internet before answering the question and writing an essay.
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Teaching Elections in Washington State
Prepare even our youngest citizens to participate in the democratic process with this powerful packet of materials. Kids consider what it means to be a good citizen, examine voter qualifications, investigate initiatives and referenda,...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The 57th Inaugural Ceremonies
Attend the party of the year with a hands-on learning experience focusing on the 57th inauguration of the president of the United States. Middle schoolers role play as guests at the prestigious Inaugural Ball, and learn more about why...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Amending the Constitution: Why Change?
As Bob Dylan so famously wrote, "The times they are a-changin'." Through a series of discussions, indepedent class work, and a whole-class simulation young scholars explore how the amendment process allows the US Constitution to change...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The President’s Desk
What stories can a desk paperweight and picture frame possibly tell us about the president of the United States? Pupils are transported to the desk of President John F. Kennedy through a highly interactive and engaging online interactive...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review America 101: What Happens on Inauguration Day?
Is Inauguration Day always on January 20th? Do incoming presidents always take the oath of office on a Bible? Learn the answers to these questions and more with an informative and entertaining video about Inauguration Day.
2 mins 4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Making inferences about the 2000 presidential election
“Hanging chads.” While these two words may be infamous to most of us, few middle schoolers understand their importance to the presidential election of 2000. As an exercise in drawing inferences, class members examine a Mini Page article...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Do We Still Need the Electoral College?
One of the most confusing aspects of any presidential election year is the role of the Electoral College. Learners read a bit about how the Electoral College works and then they hold a mock election in their classroom. They'll redraw a...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Presidential Election Process
Students examine the presidential election process and discover that presidential elections are decided by the electoral college and not popular votes. They see that each state has a number of electors, and understand how this number is...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History
Who Could Have Been Who
Can word choice affect a candidate's likeability? Use a New York Times lesson plan to explore how a presidential candidate's likeability factor can fluctuate in public opinion polls. Young readers choose a presidential election from...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable