It's election season! Who will be the next President of the United States - Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? These activities will help your second, third, or fourth graders learn more about candidates, the election process, and the Presidency.
Updated to add information and activities about Mike Pence, Tim Kaine, and the Vice Presidency!
Contains activities for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade, although some things may be tricky for second graders and some things may be a bit juvenile for fourth graders. Lucky third grade! I recommend devices for internet access for research on a few activities.
Contains all the following...
-three versions of a Clinton/Trump guessing game
-mini biographies of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
-short blurbs about other prominent presidential contenders - Bernie Sanders, Gary Johnson, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Jill Stein, Ted Cruz, and Martin O'Malley
-Political beliefs quiz, so students can see where they fall on the line of liberal to conservative
-A read/respond activity about political parties
-Build your own political party activity
-A "Vote for (Candidate of their choice)" poster
-A "Vote for me!" poster
-An online research presidential trivia activity
-Two versions of mock classroom elections: one Clinton/Trump and one Clinton/Johnson/Stein/Trump, along with ballots, note taking sheets and tally mark result sheets for both
-Republican and Democrat mock primaries, along with ballots, note taking sheets, and tally mark result sheets for both
-A read/respond explanation of the electoral college
-A "find how many electoral votes" online research activity
-A read/respond electoral vote activity (contains a sheet with with the electoral votes on it)
-Presidential daily schedule/duties read and respond activity
-Mini biography blurbs on Tim Kaine and Mike Pence
-Three versions of a Pence/Kaine guessing game
-Read/research activity about Vice Presidents
These activities are low/no prep. Perfect for getting students excited for the 2016 Presidential election in their social studies classrooms!