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Civics PBL: Party Platform & Candidate Research / Mock Election

Civics PBL: Party Platform & Candidate Research / Mock Election
Civics PBL: Party Platform & Candidate Research / Mock Election
Civics PBL: Party Platform & Candidate Research / Mock Election
Civics PBL: Party Platform & Candidate Research / Mock Election
Civics PBL: Party Platform & Candidate Research / Mock Election
Civics PBL: Party Platform & Candidate Research / Mock Election
Civics PBL: Party Platform & Candidate Research / Mock Election
Civics PBL: Party Platform & Candidate Research / Mock Election
Product Description
Turn your students into informed voters for each year’s upcoming election with this political party platform and candidate research lesson series.


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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 to analyze and differentiate among popular U.S. political parties and various candidates running for office on your ballot, culminating in a mock election.

Included in this Activity Lesson Series:

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

Main Activities
- Political Party Preamble: analyze and annotate the unnamed preambles for the parties’ core values then guess which party to which they belong (5 parties included: Constitution, Democrat, Green, Libertarian, Republican)
- 2016 Platforms: become an issues expert by researching each parties’ goals and stances create an interactive poster to teach classmates (updated free for life as new platforms are issued!) then
- Voter Issues Graphs: work collaboratively to analyze the top issues on voter’s minds by exploring Pew Research Center data
- Candidate Research: dive into the current races of your local ballot and research the various candidates running for election (materials generic to work with any election!)
- Mock Election: ideas for how to create an effective election and compare with real election returns

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Want more Voting & Election?
- Ballot Measure Initiative Research & Letter to the Editor Project
- Voting 101 Activity 6-Pack
- COMPLETE Voting & Mock Election Unit

Total Pages
31 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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