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26 resources with the concept mock elections

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2020 Election Lesson Plans

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
With all the hyperbole of an election year, it can be difficult to find the facts, just the facts about candidates, issues, and ballot measures. Young political scientists, with the help of 21 resources from a nonpartisan, information...
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Caucus 101

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Want to get your students, their parents, and your community involved in the democratic process? Although designed for Iowans, you don't have to be from that state nor does it need to be an election year to benefit from the resources in...
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Becoming US President

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It's that time of year, and the year. Once again the race is on for the White House. It's important that young voters, and would-be voters, understand the process for becoming the United States President. Class members research the...
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The Truth About Voting

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
True or False: Only Presidential elections matter. Academics delve into common voting myths to understand what is true and why the election process is critical to democracy. The lesson uses group discussion, activities, and handouts to...
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Using Politics to Improve Participation in Elections

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Instructors new to teaching AP U.S. Government and Politics classes, as well as seasoned veterans, will find this teaching guide an invaluable resource. Using a project-based approach to civics education, the lessons emphasize real-world...
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How to Become President of the U.S. Poster Lesson Plan

For Teachers 4th - 9th Standards
While they may not be old enough to vote in a national election, youngsters can learn about the political process that details how to become President of the United States. After studying an infographic that outlines the steps, class...
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Students Power Elections

For Students 9th - 12th
A Students Power Elections resource guide provides would-be voters with the guidance they need to become voters. Included in the packet is information about voter registration and voting, how to research candidates and ballot measures,...
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Beyond a Two-Party System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young political scientists go beyond the two-party system and research third-party candidates running in the 2020 US Presidential election. Groups present background information about the candidate, the party's platform points, and a...
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The Troubled Elections of 1796 and 1800

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Congress does more than create new laws. Political scientists delve into the elections of 1796 and 1800 to understand how political parties, the Electoral College, and personal agendas affected the election process. The resource also...
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Winner-Take-All: The Two-Party System

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Two's company, three's a crowd. High school historians learn about the Electoral College, a two-party, winner-take-all voting system in the United States. The lesson explains the pros and cons of the two-party system, roadblocks for...
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Vote! It's Your Right!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
An interesting lesson introduces the topic of voting rights and the election process with a mock election on snack foods. Academics select popular snack choices, campaign for the snack of their choice, and participate in a class vote....
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Voter Apathy Experience

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Class members are told to vote each day on an issue but are not reminded. At the end of the week, the teacher tallies the votes to see what the results are and how many students participated. Academics also engage in group discussion to...
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Win the White House

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What does it take to win the White House? A video game allows young political operatives to try their hand at winning 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by deciding on key issues, where and how to spend campaign dollars, and the role of polling...
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Mini-Lesson: Midterm Elections

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Find out the differences between presidential and midterm elections with an informative resource. Pupils discuss the importance of midterms to the presidency and how midterms affect the balance of government branches. They also fill out...
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Making First Vote Your Vote: Designing a Schoolwide Election

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Encourage pupils to design an election plan for the entire school. They participate in a Board of Elections, create polling rules, discuss election controversies, write questions about the issues, run the election through an online...
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What Kind of Citizen Are You?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Through class discussion and role playing scenarios, scholars share their perspectives regarding what character traits make up an ideal citizen, as well as what constitutes a negative citizen. 
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Student Voices

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Whether it's an election year or not, a unit on voting patterns and political campaigns will awaken the civic pride in your high school citizens. Divided into six parts, the curriculum covers various facets of an election, including...
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Mock Caucus Simulation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The teenagers in your class have probably heard of a caucus, but may be hard pressed to define it or its place in modern elections. Demonstrate the process of a caucus with a simulation activity in which young voters choose their...
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My First Presidential Election

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Register, establish a platform, make campaign speeches, and design campaign advertisements with a study of presidential elections. Young citizens engage in various activities that mimic the election process.
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The Culminating Activity: Simulated General Election

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What does a polling place look like, and what do poll workers do? Learners take what they have learned about voting procedures and role-play as poll workers in a simulated election activity.
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Minnesota v. White: Exploring a Judicial Candidate’s First Amendment Rights

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
After watching a documentary on the Supreme Court case Republican Party of Minnesota v. White, class members research how the First Amendment and free speech issues influence judicial elections and then conduct a mock judicial election.
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Presidential Election 2000

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the presidential candidates and their election platforms. They further analyze the platforms by creating a chart to determine which candidate most represents his or her beliefs and values.
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Do We Still Need the Electoral College?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
One of the most confusing aspects of any presidential election year is the role of the Electoral College. Learners read a bit about how the Electoral College works and then they hold a mock election in their classroom. They'll redraw a...
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Democracy Class

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the voting process.  In this democracy lesson, students watch a video about the history of voting rights, discuss voting concerns of young voters, learn how to register to vote and hold a mock election.