This is a bundle of 4 that includes a 5-7 day Unit Lesson Plan for Elections and Campaigns. The plan itself is 9 pages in length. The bundle also includes three stand-alone power point presentations designed to supplement the Unit Lesson Plan. The power point presentations together number 109 slides. Each of the slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
The Unit Lesson Plan covers 5-7 days of teaching material for the Elections and Campaigns Unit for 7th grade Civics in the state of Florida. It is based on the Marzano Learning Model. The lesson plan is based on the McGraw-Hill Florida CIVICS Economics and Geography textbook, Chapter 10 Political Parties and Chapter 11 Voting and Elections.
The lesson plan includes the following components:
Civics Standards and Benchmarks:
SS.7.C.2.8-Identify America’s current political parties, and illustrate their ideas about government.
SS.7.C.2.9-Evaluate candidates for political office by analyzing their qualifications, experience, issue-based plat forms, debates, and political ads.
Evidence Based Scale
Marzano Design Questions and Elements Identified
Instructional Strategies /Elements
Power point #1 is entitled, Voting & Elections - Development of Political Parties in the United States and contains 44 slides and covers the following:
The “Founding Fathers” did not intend for American politics to be partisan. The subject of political parties, has never been addressed in the United States Constitution. George Washington, the first president, was not a member of any political party at any time throughout his tenure as president.
In his 1796, “Farewell Address” to the nation, he warned against “the baneful effects of the spirit of party” as inciting American citizens “with ill-founded jealousies.” Both Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, in their federalist papers wrote specifically about the dangers of domestic political factions.
But they soon developed and have been a major part of the election process in the United States ever since.
History of Political Parties
What Is A Political Party?
The Philadelphia Convention
Federalists v. Anti-Federalists
The First Political Party System (2)
The Second Political Party System (3)
Two Major Parties
The Third Political Party System (3)
The Fourth Political Party System (3)
The Fifth Political Party System (2)
The Sixth Political Party System (2)
Ideological Third Parties
The Odds Are Against Them
The Role of Political Parties
Running Candidates for Political Office
Checking the Other Party
Informing the Public
Organizing the Government
Why a Two Party System? (2)
Consensus of Values
The “Winner-Take-All System”
American Politics Today
The Democrat Party
The Republican Party (2)
Power point #2 is entitled, Voting & Elections - The Voting Process in the United States and contains 37 slides and covers the following:
The presentation covers an entire unit on the voting process and includes information on the national, state and local regulations. Each slide is "copy heavy," and provides the students with a good working knowledge of the overall process. It serves as an excellent introduction or review.
The Election Process: National Level
The Election Process: State & Local Levels
The Presidential System of Government (2)
The Electoral College
How Elections are Held
Qualifications to Run for President
Qualifications to Run for Congress
House of Representatives Election
State & Local Elections (2)
National Conventions: Purpose
At the Convention
Why Should I Vote?
Where Do I Vote?
How Do I Vote?
When Do I Vote?
Sample Voter Registration Card
Pictures of Equipment
2000 Election Controversy: Ballots
2000 Election Controversy: Palm Beach County
Absentee Voting: Domestic
Absentee Voting: International
Absentee Voting: Military
Types of Votes
Counting the Vote
Power point #3 is entitled, Voting & Elections - The Electoral College and contains 28 slides and covers the following:
What made the framers of the Constitution create an “electoral system” for the election of the President and Vice-President? The Electoral College is one of the least understood parts of our government, yet it is one of the most important………
Question: If politicians are elected by citizens by a popular vote, why are Electors needed?
Answer: The answer has to do with the mindset of the framers of the U. S. Constitution. They were concerned with how to balance power between the large and small states for equal representation? They felt the “educated” elector for each state represented the population as a whole.
This presentation is a thorough presentation of the Electoral College from its inception, what it is, how it works, the controversies around and even the pros and cons of the College. It is editable so you can adjust as needed.
The presentation covers the following:
What is the Electoral College?
Why Was it Created?
Factors for Consideration (2)
Electoral College Adopted
How Did It Get Its Name?
How Does the Electoral College Work?
How Are Electors Selected?
Do Electors have to Vote for Their Parties Candidate?
What Happens When No Candidate Wins?
Can You Lose the Popular Vote & Win the Election?
Does it Always Work as Intended?
When Do the Electors Vote?
The Electoral College Map
Change By State Since the Last Election
Is This System Fair?
Criticisms of the Election Process
Drawbacks to The Electoral College
Reasons to Keep the Electoral College
The End Results, 44 Presidents
This is one of many bundled presentations that I offer in my store on... Voting, & Elections.