Republican and Democrat Symbols
In this social studies and art activity, students examine a picture of the donkey and elephant symbols of the Democratic and Republican parties. Students color the picture.
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Similes, Metaphors, and Symbols
Here is an outline of a lesson in which learners examine the use of similes, metaphors, and symbols in poetry. They define similes, metaphors, and symbols, complete a handout, and create a poem using types of figurative language.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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 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
Political Parties Cartoon
Students create a political cartoon based on opinions they form after reading and discussing articles on the Democratic and Republican Parties. They use Venn Diagrams to compare and contrast the parties and the locate political images on...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Donkeys and Elephants and Voters, Oh My!
Students celebrate party politics. In this American politics instructional activity, students discover what the 2 main political parties in the country are and discuss their functions. Students then participate in a classroom simulation...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Alexander Hamilton and the Roots of Federalism
Explore the origin of political parties in the United States. Learners work in groups to read and analyze copies of the "Report on Manufactures" written by Alexander Hamilton. Then, they complete a worksheet comparing the Federalists to...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History