The 2020 Presidential election is under way! Now updated for the 2020 Presidential Election AND for virtual learning! Prepare your students for Decision 2020 with this 184-page resource. This unit is designed to make the election process real and relevant to elementary aged children. Everything you need to teach about presidential elections is included - detailed teacher's guide and lesson plans, student text, student workbook, supplemental and extension activities, and more. 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. In this current update, both print and digital resources of student files are included, for both in-person and online learning! 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
★ Vocabulary Cards: Printable 2-page glossary and 20 full-color vocabulary posters, 1 for each unit vocabulary word
★ Infographics and Reading Passages: 7 full-color infographics suitable for print or display, detailing key unit objectives and 8 nonfiction reading passages for students; reading passages are designed to provide information to students to supplement textbooks or other sources about key unit objectives. New! A digital form of student text is included for use in virtual classrooms!
★ Worksheets and Reproducibles: Multiple printable student resources for each chapter, designed to be used as follow-up activities, informal assessments, and extensions of student learning. New in this update- a digital version of the student workbook is included! The digital file can be uploaded onto your virtual classroom for students to complete electronically.
★ Interactive Study Guides: Study guides for each chapter are included; these can be used as chapter reviews, interactive notebook pages, or informal assessments. Both a printable and a digital version of the study guides are included.
★ Critical Thinking Cards: Includes 11 open ended critical thinking cards designed to get students 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. Digital versions of the cards are included in the digital student workbook.
★ Mock Election Resources: Printable and digital resources are included for conducting a mock presidential election with your class.
★ References: This resource also includes extensive print and web resource lists and answer keys.
★ As a bonus, 8 full-color printable “Did You Know?” cards, including presidential and election facts, are included.
★ Also included are general teacher information pages.
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