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The 2016 election promises to present some tricky navigation for elementary teachers. Our kids will hear things about the candidates and the election at home, and may bring the discussion and questions into class with them. It can be hard to decide how to handle it all inside our classrooms.
This resource will get your students talking about what issues are important to them and will allow them to step into the shoes of a presidential candidate. Students will create a flip book with their qualifications and a summary of the issues that are important to them. I have also included a poster and a brochure that kids can use to launch their own campaign for election within your class. If you schedule class elections, these are great tools for kids to use in planning their campaign speeches.
Students can meet in small groups or make class presentations after completing the flip book, poster, and/or brochure. Issues such as recess, homework, friendship, and kindness can help kids to focus on what’s important to them and focus away from the adult disagreements over the candidates this
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