Student Council Election

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Grade Levels
5th - 7th
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26 pages
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Use your Student Council election as an opportunity to teach your students more about the United States Government, and what it means to elect good leaders. This Unit begins by introducing students to the Three Branches of the United States Government, and then focuses on the Legislative Branch. A comparison is made between Student Council representatives, and representatives in the Legislative branch of our own government. The second part of the unit focuses on good leaders - helping students identify them, and helping students become them. I have also added a section at the end of this unit with suggested programs your Student Council can organize and run.

Student Council elections can be fun, but can also lead to conflict in the classroom. By incorporating Student Council elections into your Social Studies curriculum, you can engage the entire class. This allows you to focus on building community with the class as a whole, versus rushing through a time that is full of great teachable moments.

By making the Student Council election part of the curriculum, you can monitor and tend to the needs of your students. Turning what could be a stressful time in some of their lives, into an enjoyable one.

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Total Pages
26 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

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