Election Process Unit: Electing the President Print and Go!

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Looking for a print-and-go resource for teaching about the election process that's well-organized and easy-to-use? This is it!

This 58-page resource makes the election process easy for teachers to use and easy for students to learn. Whether your instruction of the election process covers a few days or a few weeks, this flexible unit can be adapted to meet your needs.

Each lesson focuses on a single aspect of the election process. Lessons can be used in sequence, or teachers can pick and choose which content to cover. The nine (9) unit lessons present complex information using clear, student-friendly language. Lessons include highlighted vocabulary and review activities. Also incorporated on the student pages are special "Be a Learning Detective" activities that encourage a variety of forms of expression. Students' responses-- drawings, writing, or calculations-- become part of the content, which reinforces text-to-self connections.

Lessons encourage students to be creative, independent thinkers and writers. All lesson activities are easy for students to complete and check-- independently, in pairs, or whole class. Students can easily prepare for the unit's final assessment by compiling and reviewing their lesson worksheets and handouts.

This resource includes:
* nine (9) lessons,
* suggestions for instruction,
* remediation/extension activity content,
* vocabulary list with definitions and word search,
* persuasive/opinion writing activity with sample essay,
* additional election-process activities; cut-and-paste, detail sequencing, coloring page,
* pretest, mid-point check-in quiz, and post test, and
* easy-to-read, full-page answer keys.

Also included is an 8-page supplement, Teaching Challenging Reading Content Across the Curriculum, which contains 19 no-prep strategies. Using these ideas you'll see how easy it is to adapt these lessons for use with whole-group, small group, student pairs, or independent student work.

Content covered includes:
* introduction of the election process,
* requirements for being a candidate for president,
* differences between, and the role of, state caucuses and primary elections,
* selection and role of delegates,
* selecting a nominee at conventions and campaigning,
* history of the electoral college,
* how members of the electoral college are chosen,
* general election and selection of the president by electoral college vote, and
* peaceful transfer of power and inaugural ceremonies.

Students will respond to lessons in a variety of ways, including:
* creating a campaign button and political party symbol,
* locating and sequencing details in the text,
* calculating the winning margin using an electoral college map,
* circling correct terms,
* responding to discussion and essay questions,
* finding and correcting misspelled words,
* identifying T/F statements, and
* matching terms with definitions.

Grading individual lessons is optional, but easy to do. The persuasive/opinion essay activity is explained in an easy-to-understand student handout which contains a complete, sample essay for students to use for guidance. All lesson, quiz, and test answer keys are full-page and include detailed responses to make grading easy.

Download and use this unit in the same day! This resource makes the complex content of the election process easy-to-teach and easy for your students to learn.

You owe it to yourself to check out this resource!

IMPORTANT NOTE: This resource has been saved in a format that allows for printing in high resolution. However, file contents may NOT be changed, copied, or extracted. This file is NOT editable.

You might also like this companion product:
Election Process Scrambled Paragraph.

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