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FREE Election 2012 Activity - Get Your Class Involved!

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FREE Election 2012 Activity - Get Your Class Involved!
FREE Election 2012 Activity - Get Your Class Involved!
FREE Election 2012 Activity - Get Your Class Involved!
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As the election draws near and debates have been watched, everyone is buzzing about the Presidential Election! Many of my kids have been talking about which candidate they liked best, but couldn't tell me why.

This nine-page election activity really got my kids thinking! I hid the identities of each candidate while discussing their backgrounds and what they stood for.

The activity includes:

- cover sheet with directions
- background/issue sheet for each candidate
- note to teacher (about whether or not/when to reveal names)
- voting ballots
- blank bar graph to graph results of mock election

When we completed our mock election, some were surprised to find that they didn't choose the candidate they had previously mentioned. :)

Want to get your kids involved in the election? Want to help them get a better understanding of the candidates and why it's so important to vote? Try this activity and get the discussion going!

Dana
3rd Grade Gridiron
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On  March 15, 2014,  Melissa C. said:
looks great and I'm sure it will be great
Do you have a generic one?
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On  May 22, 2013Lora Hand (TpT Seller) said:
I love this! Thank you.
On  August 2, 20133rd Grade Gridiron answered:
You're welcome!
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On  November 11, 2012,  Buyer said:
I just wanted to let you know that my students loved this activity! They were all set to vote on election morning and were surprised to find they had to vote based on information, not just names. Thanks so much!!
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On  November 3, 2012Miss Rodriguez (TpT Seller) said:
great!
On  November 3, 20123rd Grade Gridiron answered:
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On  October 31, 2012,  Buyer said:
I love it that the candidates names are not it! Thanks
On  November 3, 20123rd Grade Gridiron answered:
You're welcome, Kathy!
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On  October 31, 2012,  Buyer said:
Excellent! I love the idea of having them vote without knowing the names. Great idea! Thank you!
On  November 3, 20123rd Grade Gridiron answered:
You're welcome!
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On  October 30, 2012Alissa Manning-Telisak (TpT Seller) said:
Lately I've been hearing kids talk about who they are voting for, based on their parents views. This was absolutely refreshing because the kids didn't know the name of who they were voting for, just the issues. Thank you for providing a wonderful teachable moment!
On  November 3, 20123rd Grade Gridiron answered:
You're welcome! :)
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On  October 29, 2012Erin Brown (TpT Seller) said:
Thanks for this! I just added it to our election unit we started today :)
On  November 3, 20123rd Grade Gridiron answered:
You're welcome!
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On  October 28, 2012,  Misty A. said:
Simple enough for my 3rd graders. Thank you!
On  November 3, 20123rd Grade Gridiron answered:
You're welcome!
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On  October 28, 2012Diane Siekmann (TpT Seller) said:
Love Candidate A & B, and having the students research and just not how the parents vote. Thank you
On  November 3, 20123rd Grade Gridiron answered:
You're welcome!
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On  October 28, 2012,  Buyer said:
This is exactly what i was looking for!
On  October 28, 20123rd Grade Gridiron answered:
Yay, Charity! Hope your kids enjoy!
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On  October 28, 2012,  Colleen C. said:
You are amazing! I follow you and am always in awe of the items you create. I really appreciate your generosity, thank you for all the free activities that you share! This is a creative, informational, and authentic activity that also teaches the childern the importance of voting. Thank you!!!
On  October 28, 20123rd Grade Gridiron answered:
Colleen, you are so sweet and thoughtful to leave such positive feedback! I'm truly thankful that others can use my activities and their students benefit from them. You are so very welcome for the activities and resources.

Dana :)
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On  October 27, 2012Trendy in Third (TpT Seller) said:
Love this!!! It's perfect for my government unit I'm teaching right now. Thank you!
On  October 28, 20123rd Grade Gridiron answered:
You're welcome! So glad you can use it!
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On  October 27, 2012,  Buyer said:
Thank you so much for this awesome activity!
On  October 27, 20123rd Grade Gridiron answered:
You're welcome! Thanks for leaving feedback! :)
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On  October 27, 2012Brian Hopkins (TpT Seller) said:
Love the idea for them to vote based on what they know about each candidate instead of giving them the names so they aren't voting just like their parents or who their friends want!
On  October 27, 20123rd Grade Gridiron answered:
Thanks, Brian! I want them to think for themselves! :)
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On  October 27, 2012amy white (TpT Seller) said:
Love it! You are amazing.....I don't get the chance to leave comments all that often....but everything you do is awesome!! You are so inspiring! I wish I had time to create, but with 2 kids at home...it's really hard! Thank you again!
On  October 27, 20123rd Grade Gridiron answered:
Aww, Amy! Thanks! And you're right, kids would def slow the creation process. :)
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On  October 27, 2012,  Sherrie R. said:
Like that it's very brief so we can add this important event to our busy day :)
On  October 27, 20123rd Grade Gridiron answered:
Exactly! So glad you can use it!
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On  October 26, 2012Working smarter in 3rd (TpT Seller) said:
Love it - thanks
On  October 27, 20123rd Grade Gridiron answered:
You're welcome, Lisa!
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On  October 26, 2012Diane Mikle (TpT Seller) said:
Again, thank you for all your hard work! This will be a fantastic addition to my little mini unit on elections next week! : )
On  October 27, 20123rd Grade Gridiron answered:
Aww thanks, Diane! So glad you guys can use it!
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On  October 26, 2012,  Buyer said:
Wow, Dana! Another great resource. This is a great way to take the focus off of who their parents are voting for, and back to the issues. I love it!
On  October 26, 20123rd Grade Gridiron answered:
Thanks! :)
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On  October 27, 2012,  Sherrie R. asked:
Thanks so much---just got it downloaded. Have a great weekend. :)
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On  October 27, 20123rd Grade Gridiron answered:
Yay! Glad it worked! Technology sometimes... :) Hope you have a great weekend as well!
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On  October 26, 2012,  Sherrie R. asked:
When I try to download, I get a 502 gateway error message---not sure what that means :) Would love to download so will check back to see if it's just a glitch in the system right now. Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing free items :)
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On  October 26, 20123rd Grade Gridiron answered:
Uh oh. Not sure what's going on. When I click on it, it downloads and shows up. Maybe you could open up a new window and try it again. Oh, technology...
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FREE Election 2012 Activity - Get Your Class Involved!
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FREE Election 2012 Activity - Get Your Class Involved!