In a few short years, your 3rd and 4th graders will be electing the President of the United States. Help them understand and get into the presidential elections with the printables in Electing a President
. The printables in Electing the President
take the complex election process and make it understandable for 3rd and 4th graders.
The engaging printables in Electing the President
promote reasoning skills, communication skills, and general knowledge about the 2016 presidential election or future elections.
Included in Electing the President:
• Election Years
- Students complete an election timeline and answer questions about the time line.
• Who Can Be President?
- Students learn qualifications to be president found in the Constitution. They choose which candidates on the page can be elected president and which cannot be elected president.
• Political Parties
– Students research the two major political parties and complete mini-posters about each party.
• The Race Begins: Winning Delegates
– Students learn that candidates for the presidency in the Democratic and Republican Parties compete to win the must delegates. Then students work with a scaled bar graph to answer five questions.
• Summer, Time for National Conventions
– Students learn about the conventions, complete a conventions calendar and answer questions.
• Party Platform
– The main page includes 9 possible ideas for a party platform. Students choose 1 to 3 platform ideas to write about on one of the 6 (3 color and 3 black and white) writing sheets. There is a rubric for this activity.
• Who Is Hillary Clinton? Crack the Code Math
– There are two pages in this section. On the first page your 3rd and 4th graders practice their multiplication skills. Correct answers on the first sheet are the code to crack the secret code on the second sheet. The second sheet includes facts about Hillary Clinton.
• Who Is Donald Trump? Crack the Code Math
– There are two pages in this section. On the first page your 3rd and 4th graders practice their multiplication skills. Correct answers on the first sheet are the code to crack the secret code on the second sheet. The second sheet includes facts about Donald Trump.
• Election Word Search
– Have fun finding presidential election words in this word search.
• Answer Keys
– Four pages of answer keys.
• Writing Rubric
– One writing rubric to copy and use to grade each student’s writing about party platforms.
• Election Sources
– Links to election sites used in the creation of this product.
– Link to Election Resources for Kids Pinterest board resources added throughout the election.
Supplement Electing the President With:
Election Bulletin Boards and Word Walls
– This collection contains 6 election themes, 24 mini election posters, and 27 election terms. It makes a great addition to Electing the President
Some pages in Electing the President
will work for 2nd grade. Some pages are a bit simple for 4th grade. The math required in this project matches 3rd and 4th grade standards.