Collection of curriculum, lesson plans, activities, etc. for teaching the topic of presidential elections.

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This lesson will serve as an introduction to the presidential electoral process in the United States as well as the candidates, their party affiliations and the most important issues. This lesson is appropriate for 7 or 8th graders.
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What are your political views? What makes a strong candidate for public office? How can you participate in elections? Help your students explore these questions with fun, engaging activities. Animated movies, interactivities, and in-depth classroom simulations bring the issues and events of our Presidential election to life. Classroom units include: How to Identify Your Political Roots and Attitudes, How to Evaluate Leadership, and How to Cast Your Vote.
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Election Day

by Diana Laufenberg

Political participation in the United States is low. The need for informed and active citizens is high. Often students are unaware of the policies, procedures, bills, and amendments that delivered the vote to large segments of the American population. This lack of knowledge is a hindrance when these same students are then asked to take part in the voting process. This lesson is part of a larger unit aimed at a historical overview of suffrage in the United States. This lesson tasks students with learning the process for voter registration, identifying their local polling place, crafting a series of interview questions to conduct a polling place interview on Election Day. After participating in this community-based activity/lesson, students have a personal experience interacting with their own election polling places. The ‘other’ness and mystery is taken out of voting procedures for a group of students on the verge of casting their own first ballot. I hazard a guess that there is nothing more memorable or meaningful for my students in the year long course. This is everything education can and should be: personal, engaged and meaningful.
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Seg 2: "Debates and the Race for the White House" Script

by the.News http://www.pbs.org/newshour/thenews/

The debates are the most anticipated events remaining this election year. Stacey Delikat reports on the impact of past debates and what to expect this time. The accompanying video can be found online at http://www.pbs.org/newshour/thenews/thevote.
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This is a National Writing Project outreach that encourages students to write a letter to the candidate of their choice expressing their concerns on issues facing the nation. It also teaches kids how to use the collaborative wordprocessor called Google Docs.
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In this unit, students will complete an online tutorial, write a storyboard of a 30-second TV ad, film and edit the ad, and then present it to the class. Required time for unit: 2-3 weeks (can run concurrent with other units since much of the project is completed outside the school day)
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