We found 63 resources with the concept presidential candidates
Elections: Polling, Debates, Voting, and the Final Countdown
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Election season is a great opportunity to hone critical thinking skills in the classroom. Teach young citizens about the ins and outs of the American political system, provide information about current and historical presidential campaigns, and encourage them to be a part of the conversation with a collection of election-related resources. Note that the first few resources are designed for the 2016 election and presidential candidates, while the following resources are easily adapted to address the 2016 election.
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates — Springboard to the White House
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates saw two primary political candidates debating seven different times about one of the most important social movements in United States history. Middle and high schoolers read an article that describes the...
Naturalized Citizens and the Presidency
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution takes center stage in a lesson that asks class members to assume the role of state senators, debate a resolution to amend the U. S. Constitution to permit naturalized citizens to run for...
The Candidates and Their Values: Election 2016
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Voting for the next president of the United States is about finding the candidate who most closely aligns with your own values and sense of democracy. High schoolers become acquainted with the candidates from the 2016 election with a...
Chase the Race in School
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What is voting? How do I vote? Why should I vote? Who do I vote for? These are all important questions that first time, or even veteran voters might ask themselves as election season approaches them. Here is a collection that examines the electoral process, the power of political campaign advertisements, the major party conventions, and the importance of voting. Use this collection from Chase the Race in School to educate and emphasize the power of voting to young people. *Note: the resources are geared toward the 2016 Presidential election, however, they are adaptable to any year's election.
Kids Voting USA: K-2 Classroom Activities
K - 2nd CCSS: Adaptable
Address both social studies and critical reading skills with a resource dedicated to the voting process, the American democracy, and the ability to evaluate information in order to develop a stance on an issue. Each themed activity set...
Who are the major candidates and where do they stand?
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Who were the candidates in the 2008 US Presidential election and where did they stand on important issues? Use a resource that offers an opportunity to go back in time and examine candidates and issues involved in that election year.