This Presidential Elections
unit includes 32 pages of printables
to engage your students while learning about the electoral process and Election Day. No fluff or filler here:
this election unit provides solid, high-quality content that will deepen students' understanding and simplify complex concepts. You’ll find these printables to be thoughtfully designed, easy to use, thorough, and engaging for kids!
Nine reading passages explain the electoral process from the time candidates declare their intent to run, to Election Day, to Inauguration Day, making this resource useful throughout the entire election year
. Key vocabulary is introduced and defined in simple, kid-friendly language, simplifying these complex ideas for students AND their teachers!
Please also see my "Road to the White House" Slideshow
, a highly engaging, visual resource that'll help you introduce these big ideas in your classroom, and pairs *perfectly* with the reading passages in this pack.
Included in this elections unit:
• 9 Reading Passages:
- Why Do We Vote?
- Who Can Vote?
- The Electoral Process
- Primaries and Caucuses
- Political Parties
- Learning About the Candidates
- What Are the Issues?
- The Electoral College
• Map Skills: Cardinal & Ordinal Directions, Map Key, Symbols, Location
- Washington, D.C. & the National Mall
- Trace the Inaugural Parade Route
• Comprehension Checks/Graphic Organizers:
- Who Can Be the President?
- Who Is Eligible to Be President?
- Evaluating the Candidates
- Presidential Elections: Just the Facts
- An Election Year Timeline (Cut & Paste)
- Quiz & Color! (Color-by-Number Comprehension Check)
- Puzzle it Out! (Crossword Puzzle/Presidential Election Vocabulary)
• A Closer Look at Key Documents, in Kid-Friendly Language:
- What’s on an Election Ballot?
- Presidential Oath of Office
- Presidential Eligibility
• Writing Prompts, based on reading passages:
- Which Qualities Are Important in a President?
- Which Issues Are Important to You?
• Just for Fun:
- Election Vocabulary Word Search
- Colorful “I Voted Today!” Stickers
- Fun, blackline “Presidential Elections & Election Day” cover page for packets
Please see the PREVIEW above for a closer look!