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21st Century Lessons and Activities for the 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
✰ INVOLVE YOUR STUDENTS IN THIS YEAR’S FASCINATING ELECTION!
Students will learn all about the 2016 Presidential Election and have real word connections to data collection, writing a friendly letter, writing a formal letter, and more! Loaded with meaningful, engaging, and easy to teach lessons!
"We must educate our students early and often concerning voting. Our future voters need to learn now how to navigate and be involved in the system. The more they know, the more they will be willing to be a part of the process!"
✰Loaded with lessons and activities to connect your students to THEIR COUNTRY’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION! Past President Timeline, Election Vocabulary and Activity, Path to the Presidency, Meet the Candidates, Candidate Website Review, Social Medial and the Election, Rock the Vote Persuasive Writing and Design, Register to Vote and VOTE, Use Data to Determine the Winner, After the Election Reflection with Compare and Contrast Activity and Friendly Letter Lesson.
You receive all of this in one organized, easy-to-use download! DIFFERENTIATED for skill and grade levels. Designed for grade levels 3-8.
✱A TIMELINE OF ALL U.S.A. PRESIDENTS: ALL students in ALL grades should begin to understand our presidential history or begin to master our presidential history. Students can make an accordion book or create a timeline poster. You can create a more challenging lesson by asking the students to research one past president in-depth.
✱ELECTION VOCABULARY AND ELECTION VOCABULARY BINGO: Instructions for differentiation for grade levels included!
✱PATH TO THE PRESIDENCY POSTER: Students learn the process through this interactive and engaging poster project.
✱MEET THE CANDIDATES: Learn about the two major parties and the two “third parties”. Study each candidate’s biography and background and learn how they stand on the issues.
✱CANDIDATE WEBSITE REVIEW: Students see how candidates are using the Internet to capture votes (and money). They will research and reflect on each candidate’s official site.
✱SOCIAL MEDIA: Students will be able to see how social media can be (and is) full of fiction. A social media quiz will teach them the dangers of social media information and a lesson on fact gathering will lead them to fact checking websites.
✱ROCK THE VOTE: Use persuasive writing and pictures to convince others to vote. A friendly letter lesson is included. Three levels of writing paper are included: primary, upper elementary, high school.
✱REGISTER TO VOTE AND VOTE: Students will register to vote in your classroom election and then VOTE with “official” ballots. A bar graph lesson will help students determine the winner through data collection.
✱AFTER THE ELECTION REFLECTION: Students will compare and contrast a predication map with the actual outcome map. Students will learn how to write a formal letter and will write a formal letter to the new president expressing their hopes for his/her presidential policies. Differentiation for all grade levels 1-8 are included. Check out the Preview to see what your get before you buy