My students loved this lesson! I even received emails from parents whose children would not stop talking about how much fun they had with this election activity. I also had a great time teaching it! This is a complete lesson focused on voting and the importance of being an informed voter. The lesson includes eight biographies of famous people who students will have the opportunity to vote for with the identities of the candidates a secret. Students will base their voting decision off of the information they read in the biographies. After all of the votes have been tallied, you can reveal the candidates' identities which makes for great reactions from your students! Included is a detailed lesson plan with gifted standards listed, eight biographies, chart for note taking during reading, voter registration cards, ballots for voting, reflective writing prompt, and identities of each candidate.