This unit was written and has been taught by an experienced PBL teacher at the 3rd grade level. This unit is very engaging and will get full participation and enthusiasm each day. It is for teachers who want to try something new and have a sense of adventure, but also a strong foundation of classroom management. The unit gives authentic learning around elections but stays away from specific politics of our country. Students will learn what a democracy is, the history of democratic society, create a current presidential candidate collage wall, survey leaders to find out what issues need to be addressed in the school, create fictional politicians and record their speeches using stop motion animation (iPad app), advertise their politician and issues, and hold an election day in a polling place within the school.