To become familiar with the candidates, campaigns, issues, and events involved in the historic 2008 presidential election.
1 class period
Students work to complete the sentences while reading about the following topics pertaining to the election of 2008.
• State Primaries
• The McCain Campaign
• The Obama Campaign
• Economic Problems
• Voter Interest
• Election Day
The missing key words, names, and terms are provided in a list at the top of the first page of the lesson.
You can decide whether to use this as an activity for individuals, or whether to allow students to work with a classmate of their choice. This lesson can also be presented as a contest or game.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.