A mock election is a great way to help young children understand the process of how we elect our leaders. This voting activity is the perfect lesson for use around Election Day for grades kindergarten, first, or second. Show an online video (link included in lesson) or read the book Duck for Presi
Teaching about President's Day or the Election and need some sweet writing papers? Ding, ding, ding! You've come to the perfect place!
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Elections President and Election Day Activities. The purpose of this bundled activity is to engage your students by having them become “election detectives” and learn about the process of electing the president of the United States.
Topics Covered in Election Detective Activity:
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Presidential Bottle Buddies, an all time FAVORITE project of mine. They look so wonderful displayed in the hallway or classroom alongside their bio poems. I use this project when reading the biography genre in reading workshop. It also is excellent to use for a social studies project or in the mon
This resource includes materials for Voting, Elections, and U.S. Symbols. :)
Included in this pack:
U.S. Symbols/Voting & Elections Pocket Chart Pictures and Word Cards
My Teacher for President book activities:
Inauguration Day 2017 will be here soon! Help your students learn about the new president, Donald Trump by organizing their thoughts and responding to multiple writing prompts. In addition, there is an adorable Donald Trump craftivity---they are perfect for hallway displays or bulletin boards! Studen
Looking for an awesome, hassle-free, "instant lesson" about President's Day? This Google Slides show is interactive and super FUN!
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This is the POWERPOINT edition of the "If I Were President" show! (It's also available here in an
Who would your students choose to vote for in the 2016 Presidential Election? Your students will love to have a choice and make their vote by writing about the candidate and creating an adorable Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton craftivity, perfect for a hallway display or bulletin board. This writing
The goal of this 2-3 day lesson is to give students the opportunity to use the reading and writing habits they’ve been practicing on a regular basis to absorb deeper understanding from Doreen Cronin’s story. By reading and rereading the passage closely and focusing their reading
Community is a vital part of any primary classroom. As the year progresses leadership also becomes a vital part of the classroom discussion and environment. This unit helps students understand the character traits of a leader. It also teaches the many important responsibilities leaders in their sc
This lesson includes a visually engaging Prezi, simulation activity and worksheets to teach students about democracy in Ancient Greece and compare it with democracy today. The Prezi can be accessed online and, along with the teacher guide, leads you and your students through the lesson.
I have made
Political Parties - Democrats, Republicans & Third Parties: PowerPoint, Lesson Plan, Smart Board Activity, Flipped Class Video and Various Activities
This lesson is an excellent introduction to political parties. Students are provided with an overview of the history of political parties in the U
Introduce students to Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump with this fun biography! Students will learn about Trump’s childhood and his life with his wife, Melania. Information is included about Trump’s five children. Students will learn about Trump’s background as a real estate mogul.
This PowerPoint is great for supplementing your lesson, an overview or detailed introduction of Susan B. Anthony, or as a stand alone lesson! The students will be engaged through pictures, prompts, and animations in this PowerPoint presentation about the woman who helped all women have the right to
This voting activity is the perfect lesson for use around Election Day with students in grades kindergarten, first, second or third. A ballot with the Democratic and Republican candidates is included for students to vote for President in the 2016 November election. After ballots are collected, studen
This PPT is a complete lesson of how to analyze a political cartoon. It focuses on the key things to look for such as: symbolism, exaggeration, labels, irony, etc. The lesson walks the class through 2 cartoons together and then prompts the students to do the next two on their own with the answers g
This packet introduces young learners to Barack Obama and Mitt Romney and provides a very simple overview of 4 campaign issues and where the candidates stand on each: taxes, health care, education and the economy.
The final page is a short writing persuasive assignment where students choose who th
Why have your students just read about the Electoral College when they can experience it first hand?
Students will be simulating the actions of the Electoral College in class and see that America does not have a direct democracy.
This lesson can be used with higher elementary grades, middle scho
This is a great activity to use before, on, or after Election Day. Or even any day in November! After reading Duck for President, we vote whether or not Duck should be president. During this voting process the students give reasons why or why not. Then we use the graphic organizer to plan our frie
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This complete lesson is designed to teach students about voting and elections in the United States. It is a part of my Civics and Government Unit, which you can also find in my store!
This lesson comes complete with the follow
Comparing Constitutions: The US vs. Florida State Constitution
This lesson provides a comparison between the U.S. Constitution and the Florida State Constitution. This lesson teaches students about the similarities include: both contain a preamble, articles, create three branches of government, and
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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are willing to become President of the United States. Here is a mini-lesson to follow the news:
You will find:
❑ a reading activity for elementary students
❑ a preaking
In this COMPLETE lesson from InspirEd Educators, students will search for examples of media bias in newspapers, broadcast news, etc. Lesson warm up, teacher instructions, teacher answers, guiding discussion questions, all student handouts and activities are included in this CRITICAL THINKING lesson!
In this dynamic lesson plan, students will gain a deeper understanding of the Electoral College and how it works. After a brief overview of the Electoral College, students will work in groups to research, record, and calculate the voting results of specific elections in U.S. history using primary do
This primary unit introduces and reviews:
* what characteristics make an ideal president
* who is running for president in 2012
* brief biographies of Obama and Romney
* where do Obama and Romney stand on taxes, healthcare, education and the economy (written in kid friendly language)
* the voting pr
In this COMPLETE lesson from InspirEd Educators, students will examine the debate and controversy surrounding the Electoral College. Lesson warm up, teacher instructions, teacher answers, guiding discussion questions, all student handouts and activities are included in this CRITICAL THINKING lesson!
A complete, ready-to-implement project for students learning about political parties. This project will allow students in groups of four to create their own political parties and host a convention. The file contains full instructions for teachers including common core standards, objectives, and proce
This worksheet allows students learn about the protests in front of the White House by Alice Paul and other suffragettes. I use this worksheet to give students a stronger understanding of politics and people behind the 19th Amendment. My students love this worksheet and many students want to learn mo
This 15 slide presentation introduces students to the process of voting, from making decisions within groups, such as families or sports teams to making decisions about our city, state, or country. The presentation briefly introduces students to each of the presidential candidates and includes some v
In this 6 day unit, students will learn vocabulary relating to voting and elections. They will then put the vocabulary into action by simulating the voting process from voter registration through election day. Included in this product is a list of vocabulary and definitions, 6 day lesson plan, teac
Electing a President is a non-fiction passage with an estimated Lexile level of 900. Teaching students about the Electoral College has never been easier. Students learn about the popular vote vs. the electoral vote and which one determines who the President is. Students learn about who the Elector
Are you looking for a fun and creative way to introduce your students to the election process? This product will allow you to teach your students about the process our country uses to choose the President. We used fictional characters from high quality children's literature instead of real-life candi
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Be A Super Hero Media Spy
Perfect for election year units or study of propaganda!
Political parties know who their target audience is and how to use
In this COMPLETE lesson from InspirEd Educators, students will be able to describe the basic beliefs and positions of the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States. Lesson warm up, teacher instructions, teacher answers, guiding discussion questions, all student handouts and activities a
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Students learn more about government in Canada that the average parent does in a lifetime. An information-based section focuses on important concepts pertaining to government in Canada, and includes related as
This simulation was designed three years ago for use with my Freshman Government classes, and I've conducted it every semester since.
The activity is designed to provide middle or high school students with a better understanding of how the Electoral College operates. After dividing students into fiv
Compare the major candidates for election 2016. Uses information provided by Time of Kids to compare their stances on the follow issues: Environment, Education, Health Care, Defense and the Economy. I created to document to use as a reference for students writing an opinion essay on who would make
This is a great lesson to do now with the upcoming inauguration of President Elect Obama. This lesson helps students explore and discuss the characteristics of a good leader. By the end of the lesson the students will be able to explain in writing and a picture what qualities or characteristics a s
In this COMPLETE lesson from InspirEd Educators, students have the opportunity to create their own political party, including a platform and activities. Lesson warm up, teacher instructions, teacher answers, guiding discussion questions, all student handouts and activities are included in this CRITI
In this COMPLETE lesson from InspirEd Educators, students will be able to explain opinion polls, what they are used for, and how they affect public policy. Lesson warm up, teacher instructions and answers, guided discussion questions, all student handouts and activities are included in this CRITICAL
This is a complete election unit. It has 49 pages full of election themed activities. From voting on your favorite farm animnal mascot, your favorite sea creatures, and also vote for the actual presidental election.
1. Graphic organizers and writing paper for each topic.
2. Voting ballots and cla
If I Were the President Writing Unit
If I Were the President Writing Unit is an eight page writing activity.
It contains the following items:
*Presdiental Revisions pages for revising sentences
*Final Draft/Publishing pages
Just in time for the presidential election! Young students are taught that adults vote for the candidate with interests most similar to their own. This powerpoint presentation shows them the personal interests of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney (such as favorite food, favorite sport, favorite color, e
This is an entire, detailed lesson plan on voting in America's history compared to today. Meets common core standards, has time estimates, and is very interactive.
Within a U.S. History curriculum, women’s suffrage is often discussed in the context of Progressive Reforms. Consequently, examples of hostile sexism are generally used to illustrate female legal and practical subjugation as well as dramatic efforts to repress the Women’s Movement. While this appro
This product offers a targeted opportunity for students to examine the powerful role of propaganda in modern political campaigns. The lesson’s even-handed approach clearly demonstrates the pervasive use of logical fallacies and propaganda by candidates and their supporters across the political spect
This product is to teach students about the US Electoral College and guide students in analyzing an Electoral College map. The flipchart begins with an student friendly explanation of the Electoral College. It then contains Electoral College maps for students to begin to analyze. There are questions
This hands-on activity, developed by Shawneen Morrison, poignantly demonstrates the disconnect between partisan ideological posturing on government spending and achieving a balanced budget. Students color a map according to partisan voting patterns (red, blue, and purple states) and then indicate ea
Political Parties - Civics SOL: Functions, Similarities, & 3rd Parties
This lesson teaches students about the role of campaign contributions and costs in America’s political system. Students will learn about how the rising costs of campaigns have changed the political landscape of the United Sta
On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, Americans will head to the polls to elect a new President. The election is already swarming the news and becoming a hot topic of conversation. This activity was designed to help students understand the political issues that surround this election.
In this COMPLETE lesson from InspirEd Educators, students will be able to explain the views of liberals, moderates and conservatives and determine where they fall on the political spectrum. Lesson warm up, teacher instructions, teacher answers, guiding discussion questions, all student handouts and
In this COMPLETE lesson from InspirEd Educators, students will be able to explain and evaluate the Constitutional powers and qualifications of the presidency. Lesson warm up, teacher instructions, teacher answers, guiding discussion questions, all student handouts and activities are included in this