Candy Bar Elections

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Looking for a mini unit to teach students about the election process? Look no further. . .

With candy bar elections, students hold primaries and a general election while persuading their classmates to vote for the best candy in the "Chocolate" or "Chewy" parties.

Includes election vocabulary, introduction to the election process, and a rubric for persuasive speech.

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Here are what some teachers are saying about "Candy Bar Elections":

"Great engaging unit! My students are loving it and it is so easy to make the connection to the real election. Lightbulbs and ah-ha moments are going off all over my classroom!!!! Highly recommended!"

"This is very straightforward and perfect for my 3rd graders. I can't wait to use it on this important election year!!! Even though it's not even part of our curriculum"

"I like this activity because their vote really count in this and they see the outcome and how their speech may have impacted someone's decision."

Updated November 2015.

Total Pages
14 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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