Can word choice affect a candidate's likeability? Use a New York Times lesson to explore how a presidential candidate's likeability factor can fluctuate in public opinion polls. Young readers choose a presidential election from their lifetime and research the various Democratic or Republican candidates' backgrounds using informational texts.
Elections: Polling, Debates, Voting, and the Final CountdownElection season is a great opportunity to hone critical thinking skills in the classroom. Teach young citizens about the ins and outs of the American political system, provide information about current and historical presidential campaigns, and encourage them to be a part of the conversation with a collection of election-related resources. Note that the first few resources are designed for the 2016 election and presidential candidates, while the following resources are easily adapted to address the 2016 election.7th - 12th English Language Arts