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Elections Voting Activities | Distance Learning

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • Zip
  • Google Apps™
18 (+Google slides and Google forms)
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This print-and-go download includes everything you need for a VOTING unit with your upper elementary students. This unit will teach your students about the definition of voting, the system of voting, the political parties, and the process for electing the president of the United States. Then your students can have real-world practice voting with classroom ballots. These activities are included in BOTH PRINT AND DIGITAL formats.

This no-prep resource includes:

  • K-W-L Chart: In the first column, have your students record several facts they know about voting. In the middle column, instruct them to write at least three things they’d like to know about voting, and after you complete the flip book record five facts they’ve learned.
  • A Basic Guide to Voting: Give each student a copy of the flip book (pages 4-8) and have them cut out each page. Line up the pages in order and staple across the top to create a booklet. Show the class the PowerPoint (included in the zip file) and have them fill out the information in their flip book. You can also assign the presentation in Google slides (fill-in-the-blank and answer key)
  • Show What You Know Quiz: After the students have filled out their Voting flip book give them the 10-question quiz (answer key included). You can also assign the quiz online via Google Forms (link included). Note: The questions on the Google form quiz are slightly different from the print version so that it can be self-grading for you.
  • Voting Ballots: Give your students some real-world practice voting!
    Give them each a ballot and have them check off the item/activity they prefer in each section. You can also assign the ballots online through Google forms (link included). I’ve also included a blank ballot form you can print and write in.
  • Exit Tickets: Give each student an exit ticket and have them write something they learned about voting on it. Use as an informal assessment and/or display on a bulletin board.

Resource created by Jessica Lawler

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Total Pages
18 (+Google slides and Google forms)
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 hours
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