The Ballot Box
A Notebook Software Lesson for the Smartboard
Created by Bob Prince
This is a basic lesson on the voting process. I designed it with young children (kindergarten through 2nd grade) in mind. General and Special Education.
➢ Some of the icons (ice cream cones, ballot box, etc) have dialogue attached to them, should you choose to use that feature (turn off the volume on the board if not).
➢ Some of the icons are interactive and can be moved.
➢ There are three pages where the “vote” is actually taken, each for different class sizes. Six, twelve, and thirty ice cream cones of each flavor, respectively. If you need more ice cream cones than that, then you have my utmost respect and sympathy.
➢ Once you’ve decided which voting page is best for your class size, you can move the others to the “back of the line”, as far as what’s being viewed during the lesson, by just dragging and dropping on the sidebar where the pages are shown. This way you’ll be able to scroll through only the pages that are needed for the lesson. Makes for a better “flow of the show”. This also saves the other class sizes, should you need to use them in the future.
➢ I’m a big believer in tech as a part of the lesson. You can print out the voting ballots I’ve included on page 6, for use in a “real time” voting scenario, after the Smartboard presentation.
*STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS LESSON ARE INCLUDED IN THE DOWNLOADED NOTEBOOK LESSON PLAN.
The Ballot Box
by Bob Prince
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License