| Election 2016 | Google Drive | Google Classroom | President | Presidential Election | Hillary Clinton | Donald Trump | Special Education | Research |
With Election Day fast approaching, students will be surrounded by Presidential election coverage everywhere they go.
Due to popular demand, I have decided to create a Google Drive compatible lesson where students can research the 2016 presidential candidates in a an engaging, tech-savvy, and scaffolded manner!
Please note: This unit has been used in special education classrooms with much success. If you feel like you need a more detailed research activity for your students, this may not be the best fit. This lesson was intended to introduce students with limited reading and writing skills to the basic concepts of election research using the internet
- Google slide where students paste the picture and name of each candidate
- Google slide where students paste the party logo for each of the 2 major parties
- Google slide where students are asked to research the place of birth for 1 candidate
- Google slide where students are asked to research the date of birth of 1 candidate
- Google slide where students research the vice president for 1 candidate
- 6 Google slides where students research key parts of 1 candidate policies (taxes, immigration, foreign policy, gun rights, healthcare, and economics). Students are provided a link with a simple chart where they can compare and contrast various policies for each candidate.
- Google slide where students are asked to list interesting facts
- Google slide where students are asked to drag and sort each view point into the correct category (Clinton or Trump). This is the same activity from UNIT TWO
of my elections unit where students are asked to cut and paste into the correct box, but now it is DIGITAL. Much more paper friendly.
How I Use This In My Classroom
I use Google Classroom and upload this assignment from my Google Drive so each student has a copy. I encourage them to pick one candidate to start their research with and then fill out all the slides.
After they are done, I have them submit it digitally and I upload another blank template on Google Classroom. This time I ask them to do research for the other candidate as well.
In the end, we share out our findings as a class!
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