- Election Scavenger HuntThis scavenger hunt introduces students to information about Election. This scavenger hunt has 20 cards (in both color and B/W) and uses the following vocabulary: election, ballot, vote, senator representative, Congress, campaign, debate, issue, register, Democrat, Republican,
- This product includes 3 activities, a game board, and a spinner. All activities come in color and B/W.Directions for Vocabulary Word LadderNeed:Game board2 markers (I use buttons.)1 penny or the Vocabulary spinnerVocabulary CardsThis is a 2 player/team game. Students take turns drawing a Vocabulary
- Word wall or flashcards for teaching words related to the election process using kid-friendly language. This product includes 12 words and a cut apart matching activity with several uses.Words included: ballot candidate campaign citizen debate elect election inauguration issue register vote voterFla
- This game reviews the following election vocabulary:ballot, campaign, candidate, caucus, citizen, Congress, conservative, constituent, debate, delegate, democracy, democrat, election, inauguration, incumbent, issue, lame duck, liberal, nominate, platform, poll, primary, register, republican, vote, v
- This activity includes 24 numbered cards.1. Cut out each numbered question card and place one randomly on each student’s desk and/or in other locations around the room.2. Copy the answer sheet and give one to each student.3. Each student starts at an assigned spot and answers that question. Be sur
Social studies vocabulary for elections
This set of activities introduces practices, reinforces, and reviews the social studies vocabulary of elections.
Table of Contents
Vocabulary List (Kid friendly definitions) (1 page)
Election Vocabulary Review Games (6 pages in B/w and color)
Election Word Wall Words and Activities (11 pages in B/w and color)
Matching Review (1 page + key)
Know or No? (1 page)
KWL (1 page)Tree Webs (6 pages in B/W and color)
Connect 2 (1 page)
Find Someone Who (1 page + key)
List-Group-Label (1 page)
Election Scoot (5 pages + key)
Bookmarks (2 pages)
Election Bingo (25 different cards in B/W and color)
Flashcards (4 pages)
The flashcards are meant to be printed on cardstock. You could post them during your unit study on force or add them to your social studies Word Wall.
Match-Ups (6 pages + key)
These cards are meant to be printed on cardstock and laminated for durability. They can be used for a Mix-Match activity, where the students walk around finding the members of their triad. They can also be used as an anchor station activity. A student would match the three components for each word. An answer key for self checking is included.
Know or No (1 page)
This activity helps you assess your students prior knowledge of the vocabulary words. It could also be used as a follow-up check of learning.
This well known strategy can be used as a
formative assessment. As students suggest words, their familiarity with the topic becomes apparent. This is an excellent time to watch for and even suggest new vocabulary words.
Tree Maps (4 pages)
These maps encourage critical thinking. Students are asked to think about words in new ways. The two types available are can/has/is and always/sometimes/never.
Alphaboxes Pair Square (1 page)
After discussion and/or reading on a topic, students write words in all the boxes that relate to the vocabulary word, trying to find at least one word for each letter of the alphabet. After a designated period, students pair with their shoulder partner to add additional words and have a conversation about the topic.
Lastly, 2 pairs (square) meet to continue the discussion and add additional words to the Alphaboxes.
Connect 2 (1 page)
Students will choose any two of the vocabulary words randomly, and then create a sentence that shows their understanding of and connections made between the words. This activity may require some teacher modeling. Students could work in pairs or teams to create and discuss sentences.
Find Someone Who (2 pages)
This is a review activity. Since it is an active lesson, it gives students the opportunity to move, discuss their understanding, and practice the words.
List Label Group (1 page)
This is a brainstorming activity. Students list all of the words they can think of to go with a concept or word. The words are then sorted into groups of related ideas. Students then label the groups to show the relationship they determined.
When used before vocabulary introduction, this activity helps students access prior knowledge. When used after vocabulary development, this activity can be used to make connections between prior knowledge and the newly acquired information.
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