It's an election year! There's no doubt your students have been exposed to election news and information. Let your students participate in an election of their own and see what it’s all about!
This resource gives you everything you need to hold a class election while covering literacy, math, and social studies standards!
This class election is special: Duck vs. Grace! Which character would make the best president of the United States? Let your class decide!
(While this resource was created with Duck vs. Grace in mind, pages that allow you to write in your own candidates are included. You could use this with any fictional characters from books and novels you have read!)
After reading both Duck For President (Cronin) and Grace for President (DiPucchio), it's time to start analyzing the candidates. What are their strengths? Concerns? What is their view on the major issues? Campaign for your favorite candidate!
Then, on election day, students will cast their votes for the next president of the United States. Students will not only learn about the election process, but they will also have fun along the way!
*Instructions (and sample answer keys, when applicable) for each of the following components is included.*
• Comprehension & close reading questions about each of the books (answers included)
• Writing: narrative, opinion, and writing from different perspectives
• Graphs to display the results (map, pictograph & bar graph)
• Data analysis questions
• Voting ballots, “I Voted Today” stickers, and ideas for a themed Election Day
• Multiple activities that require students to discuss the qualities good leaders have, which of those qualities the candidates possess, and the important issues facing your classroom. Through these activities, students will learn about the nomination, campaign, and election processes. Materials to model the electoral college process are also included!
Check out the preview to see examples!