US History Variety Pack: Election Debate, Capitals, Maps, & Colonial Fair

US History Variety Pack: Election Debate, Capitals, Maps, & Colonial Fair
US History Variety Pack: Election Debate, Capitals, Maps, & Colonial Fair
US History Variety Pack: Election Debate, Capitals, Maps, & Colonial Fair
US History Variety Pack: Election Debate, Capitals, Maps, & Colonial Fair
US History Variety Pack: Election Debate, Capitals, Maps, & Colonial Fair
US History Variety Pack: Election Debate, Capitals, Maps, & Colonial Fair
US History Variety Pack: Election Debate, Capitals, Maps, & Colonial Fair
US History Variety Pack: Election Debate, Capitals, Maps, & Colonial Fair
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This variety pack includes an election debate assignment, state capitals quizzes, US Regions map activity, and a colonial fair assignment. Also sold separately.

Election Debate Assignment:

Looking to cover the upcoming election but don't know where to start? This is your one stop shop! Print and go! Document is ready to use.

This assignment has each student in your classroom choose a candidate running for office, research that candidate, and then present their findings in class. After both or all candidates have presented their case, the class will vote (I recommend using a Google Form). This is a great opportunity for students to debate back and forth as well as practice their oral language speaking skills.

Here is the assignment descriptor:

Directions:

Choose a candidate and research him/her.  Then, prepare an oral presentation to argue your case for him/her.  Why should this person be elected? Why should the opposing candidate(s) not be elected? Then, you will present your research to the class and we will hold our own election!  Will your candidate win?

  • Create a Google Slides visual aid for your presentation. It should include a combination of images and text with titles on each slide. Submit to Google Classroom.

Directions: Fill out the following information as you research your candidate. Answer as many questions below as possible to guide your research.

Biography:

  • Where did the candidate grow up?
  • Educational Background?
  • Family?
  • Former positions?
  • Other careers?
  • Qualifications?
  • Mission Statement? Quotes?


Issues:

  • What school appropriate issues are important to your candidate? Why?(Sample issues: Taxes, education, family, environment, immigration, homelessness, etc.)
  • How does your candidate feel towards these issues? Why?


Endorsements:

  • Who endorses (if anyone) your candidate? Identify their role.


The Opposition:

  • Who(m) is running against your candidate?
  • How is your candidate better?
  • Why should people vote for your candidate?


Sources:

  • List your sources (Must use at least 3 or more)
  • Did you use any mailer/online/video political ads?

Websites: (Voters Edge is a great resource)
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Political Ads:

Positions Included In This Assignment (easily swappable):

  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • City Council
  • US Representative
  • State Assembly
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Mayor
  • Sheriff-Coroner
  • Secretary of State
  • US Senator
  • District Attorney-Public Administrator

Grading Rubric Included

Purchased document is a Word doc that includes a link to a Google doc. Google Drive and Google Classroom ready!

State Capitals Quizzes:

Looking to assess state capitals? This is the resource for you!

5 quizzes of 10 questions each. Word bank provided.

Print and go!

Purchased document is a link to a document with the Google doc link. Easily shareable with students through Google Classroom or Drive. Answer Keys included.

US Regions Map Activity:

Learning Target: Students will locate and label key regions, landforms, and bodies of water within the United States.

Pairs well with the study of U.S. Regions and with Chapter 1, Lesson 1 of Harcourt Reflections Social Studies textbook.

Students may work individually or in pairs/small groups.

Locations required:

  • The Coastal Plain
  • The Appalachians/Piedmont
  • The Interior Plains
  • The Great Plains (Within the Interior Plains)
  • The Rocky Mountain Region
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Mississippi River
  • The Great Lakes (Label each one: Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Eerie, Superior)
  • Great Smoky Mountains
  • The Rocky Mountains
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • White Mountains
  • Sierra Nevada Mountains
  • The Great Basin
  • Texas
  • California
  • Florida
  • Alaska
  • Nevada
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Death Valley

Pairs well with my Lands and States Hyperdoc

Colonial Fair Assignment:

Are you looking to host a Colonial Fair in your classroom or school? If so, then this is your one stop shop for information!

This document includes a link to a Google document that provides information for students and parents about creating a booth for a Colonial Fair (Document is editable to meet your needs). Can easily be shared with students and/or posted on Google Classroom. I would recommend printing it and handing out to students as well.

What's included:

Directions

Outline for Planning (Group members, topic, materials, etc.)

Timeline/Schedule

Grading Rubric

Directions: In groups of 3-4, plan a booth for a fair about the daily life in one of the 13 English colonies. You must create:

An attractive sign to hang and advertise your booth (Come up with a creative name.)

A trifold display of information

A business with items to sell or a service (No candy, food, weapons, or electronics)

Space: Each booth may use 2-3 student desks within the classroom.

Attire: Dress the part of a colonial!

Planning: You may not begin creating your booth until all of your ideas have been approved by the teacher.

© Copyright 2018 Project Based Sixth. All rights reserved. Permission is granted to copy pages specifically designed for student or teacher use by the original purchaser or licensee. This is intended to be used by one teacher unless additional licenses have been purchased. The reproduction of any other part of this product is strictly prohibited.

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