Hold your own class election and introduce students to the electoral process as they vote for their peers. Includes job cards, job descriptions, job applications, and a 2-sided ballot.
The following jobs are included:
-President (both Mr. President and Ms. President cards are provided) - Teacher Assistant
-Vice President - Substitute/Can help President for bigger tasks
-Secretary of State - Note taker, helps absent students catch up
-Secret Service - Line monitors, messengers (can have several secret service)
-Secretary of Sanitation - In charge of emptying recycling, keeping class clean
-Secretary of National Parks -In charge of PE/recess equipment
-Secretary of Education and Technology - In charge of supplies and technology
-Secretary of Treasury - In charge of table points, class points, marbles, etc.
Job responsibilities can vary based on the need of your class. This is a great opportunity to explore U.S. politics while giving your students responsibility and forming classroom community!
I suggest giving your secret service some sunglasses to make it official :)