This is a powerpoint presentation / lecture teaching American politics!
Appropriate for Middle School, High School, or Home School
THIS LESSON IS PERFECT TO TEACH BEFORE THE UPCOMING ELECTION.
After teaching this, kids will be able to participate and listen more actively in the upcoming election.
This lesson contains:
History of the two major political parties (Republican/Democrat)
Evolution of the two major parties
Values and philosophies of each party
Party stances on several topics: economics, social issues, legal issues, etc.
*In order to make this lesson more interactive, split kids into two groups. Give one group a card that says "support", and one group a card that says "oppose".
---To review single party stances:
Tell all the kids they are one of the two parties (D/R), and list off statements. The kids will decide if a D/R supports/opposes these statements.
---To compare/contrast party stances:
Split the kids into the two parties. Give each group a card that says "Democrat" or "Republican". List off statements of support or opposition (ex: "We support mixed economics", "We support free markets", etc), and have kids figure out if the statement is Democratic or Republican.
This lesson does not contain:
Mention of either presidential candidate
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