I have made a unit covering several different topics on the election, US Symbols, and Veteran's Day. I have included a page laying out my lesson plans for the unit minus the Veteran's Day activities at the end. Within the election unit, I focus on the topics of immigration, education, jobs and voting in a simple manner so that my students can be exposed to real issues in a kid friendly way. I also included US Symbols as a part of our social studies to go along with the election. At the end, you will find Veteran's Day templates and tree map.
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Lesson Plan Page
Picture Books to go with topics
3 Writing Templates and Prompt for If I were President...
Key Questions Page: immigration, education, jobs, and voting
Group Sheet over all key questions for unit
4 KWL Charts: 1 for each topic above
4 Tree Maps on US Symbols: White House, Statue of Liberty, Symbols, and a blank one
Class Flag Template
My Family Symbol Picture Frame
My Family Symbol Tree Map
My Family Symbol Writing Template
2 Veteran's Day Writing Templates
Veteran's Day Tree Map