The 2016 Presidential election is under way!
Prepare your students for Decision 2016 with this 104-page resource. This unit is designed to make the election process real and relevant to elementary aged children. Students will learn about the process of electing a president. Government and election concepts and vocabulary will be taught, and students will learn about the U.S. presidential election process. While this unit ties in very well with the election of a U.S. President, it can be used, with minimal modification, in non-election years. The following resources are included in this unit:
★ Detailed Teacher's Guide: Includes student objectives, step-by-step instructions, materials and resources lists, and extension activities (11 pages)
★ Vocabulary Cards: Printable 2-page glossary and 20 full-color vocabulary posters, 1 for each unit vocabulary word (22 pages)
★ Infographics and Reading Passages: 7 full-color infographics suitable for print or display, detailing key unit objectives and 5 nonfiction reading passages for students; reading passages are designed to provide information to students to supplement textbooks or other sources about key unit objectives (13 pages)
★ Worksheets and Reproducibles: Multiple printable student resources for each chapter, designed to be used as follow-up activies, informal assessments, and extensions of student learning (23 pages)
★ Interactive Study Guides: Study guides for each chapter are included; these can be used as chapter reviews, interactive notebook pages, or informal assessments (5 pages)
★ Critical Thinking Cards: Includes 10 open ended critical thinking cards designed to get stu-dents thinking about the election process. Each card asks students to think critically about an election-related topic, form an opinion about the topic, and justify their thinking. The cards can be used as early-finisher activities, extension and enrichment activities, writing prompts, or informal assessments. Cards are full-color and can be printed and laminated for reuse. (5 pages)
★ Mock Election Resources: Printable resources are included for conducting a mock presidential election with your class. (5 pages)
★ References: This resource also includes extensive print and web resource lists and answer keys. (9 pages)
★ As a bonus, 8 full-color printable “Did You Know?” cards, including presidential and election facts, are included. (8 pages)
★ Also included are 3 pages of general teacher information.
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by Rebecca Bettis
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