Civics Ballot Measure Debate, Mock Election, Letter to the Editor PBL Mini Unit

Civics Ballot Measure Debate, Mock Election, Letter to the Editor PBL Mini Unit
Civics Ballot Measure Debate, Mock Election, Letter to the Editor PBL Mini Unit
Civics Ballot Measure Debate, Mock Election, Letter to the Editor PBL Mini Unit
Civics Ballot Measure Debate, Mock Election, Letter to the Editor PBL Mini Unit
Civics Ballot Measure Debate, Mock Election, Letter to the Editor PBL Mini Unit
Civics Ballot Measure Debate, Mock Election, Letter to the Editor PBL Mini Unit
Civics Ballot Measure Debate, Mock Election, Letter to the Editor PBL Mini Unit
Civics Ballot Measure Debate, Mock Election, Letter to the Editor PBL Mini Unit
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Build a sense of free speech, democracy, and citizenship in your students with this ballot measure initiative research and debate, mock election, and letter to the editor mini unit. There’s lots of flexibility to tailor to your local election, students’ interests, and your time constraints.


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Greatness is participating as an informed member of one’s representative democracy.

Nothing is more real, more current, or more urgent than preparing your students to be citizens during an election, regardless if they are 18 or not, regardless if it is a big election year or not.

Leave the boring government textbook behind and take your students straight to the real world with voter material research, kinesthetic civil debate, a formal mock election, and crafting and submitting real letters to the editor.

Included in this PBL Mini Unit:

Overview
- Lesson series overview and detailed daily lesson plans
- Concept definition sheet for student note taking throughout

4 Main Activities
- Ballot Measure Initiative Research: dive into voter and news media sources to develop informed positions
- Kinesthetic Class Debate: share evidence, ask questions, challenge civilly as students vote with their feet throughout the activity
- Letter to the Editor: brainstorm, craft, and submit a real letter to the editor of a local news publication
- Mock Election: ideas for how to create an effective election and compare with real election returns

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