Election Day: Mock Election (Voting Simulation)

Election Day: Mock Election (Voting Simulation)
Election Day: Mock Election (Voting Simulation)
Election Day: Mock Election (Voting Simulation)
Election Day: Mock Election (Voting Simulation)
Election Day: Mock Election (Voting Simulation)
Election Day: Mock Election (Voting Simulation)
Election Day: Mock Election (Voting Simulation)
Election Day: Mock Election (Voting Simulation)
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Our future decision-makers are in our classroom today. It is critical that our students understand the voting process and recognize the importance of casting their vote. This civics lesson walks your students through the voting process with a mock election. Your students will learn key vocabulary, will participate in the campaign process, and will have a chance to cast their vote. This mock election can be used with ANY topic of your choice (favorite book, best season, favorite sport, etc!)

In my class, I like to hold an election for our favorite ice-cream flavor (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry) and celebrate with an ice-cream party. I have included this theme within the resource. But again, materials are included so that you can carry out a mock election for ANY theme.

What's Included:

Teacher Tips:

Teacher tips are included with facts, key words, and suggestions for how to carry out your mock election. The following teacher tip sheets are included:

- What is an election?

- Why vote?

- How to vote

- Campaigning

- Election Survey/Poll

- Election Day

KWL Chart & Pocket Chart Words

Gather student schema before, during, and after the lesson with the KWL chart. Pocket chart words are included:

- election

- president

- vote

- leader

- eligible

- register

- citizen

- candidate

- Republican

- Independent

- Democrat

- political party

- campaign

- slogan

- survey

- front-runner

- poll

Campaign Posters

Students will create a campaign poster. Students will learn about slogans and how to create a catchy phrase. Examples are included.

Register to Vote Cards

As students learn about the voting process and eligibility, they will pretend to be 18 years old and eligible to vote. Students will register to vote and will receive a voter registration card.

Pre-Election Survey (Tally & Graph the results)

Students will learn about the importance of election polls. Students will complete an election survey to find out data on the popularity of their choice.

Survey Results Question Sheet

Students will analyze and answer questions about the data they collected through their pre-election survey.

Materials and Instructions for Your Mock Election

This resource includes everything you need for holding a mock election in your class.

- Ballot box signs and instructions

- Ballots for Voting Day

- "I Voted" badges

- Election Word Find (to complete while students are casting their vote)

- Election Results Graph

- The Daily Newspaper to announce the results

- Election Reflection Sheet

Celebrate the winning choice with a party!

Thank you! Have a blessed day.

Michelle McDonald, B.A.E

Elementary Education

Secondary Social Studies Education

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