To learn about the role of public opinion polls in American politics.
1 class period
This is a simple but informative lesson, which I have used as an activity for individuals. Students read through several paragraphs describing the role public opinion polls in American politics. While doing so, they must fill in spaces with the appropriate words, names, and terms from lists that are provided.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.