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195 resources with the concept presidential elections

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Elections: Polling, Debates, Voting, and the Final Countdown

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
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...
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Empowering Democracy

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How do you prepare your students to become informed and involved citizens? You could check out the ideas in this collection of materials from the non-profit Classroom Law Project.
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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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Chase the Race in School

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Why Every Youth Vote Matters

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Soon-to-be voters learn the significance of their votes by engaging in group work, discussing articles about particularly close elections and powerful quotes about voting, and creating t-shirt designs to encourage voting.
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Preventing Voter Fraud or Encouraging Voter Suppression?

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The issues of voter fraud and voter suppression are relevant in every election, local as well as national. Soon-to-be voters learn about a recent bill proposed in North Carolina, the Voter Information and Verification Act, and decide for...
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Inaugural Words: 1789 to the Present

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
One of the reasons presidential inaugural speeches are so inspiring is the way word choice reflects the historical context of the time. An interactive timeline invites learners to click on their president of choice and view the most...
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2016 Electoral College Map

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The electoral college can be confusing for citizens of any age. Clear up misconceptions with a handy printable map that details how many electoral votes are allotted to each state, as well as a history of modern elections, complete with...
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Who Could Have Been Who

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can word choice affect a candidate's likeability? Use a New York Times lesson to explore how a presidential candidate's likeability factor can fluctuate in public opinion polls. Young readers choose a presidential election from their...
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The Election Is in the House: The Denouement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the US Presidential election of 1824. They explain why the election of 1824 was decided in the House of Representatives. They summarize relevant portions of the Constitution on presidential election procedures.
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"Mr. President"

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Who will be the next president? Learners write a persuasive letter to the president of the United States. They research the 2000 Presidential election, interview parents, and reflect on their own opinions and experiences to write their...
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The Lincoln-Douglas Debates — Springboard to the White House

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
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...
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The Electoral College Activities

For Students 8th - 12th
Turn your students into informed voters with this series of worksheets about the Electoral College. Activities range from vocabulary review, studying a map of Electoral votes, answering questions about an (included) article, and...
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1864-1865: Bringing the War to an End

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
New ReviewThe Civil War—in its breathtaking ferocity—came to a close in 1864. However, turmoil echoed throughout the country's politics, including the presidential context between Lincoln and McClellan. Performing chronology and primary source...
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Populism and the Election of 1896

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The election of 1896 led to a political realignment. Individuals use a PowerPoint lecture and primary sources from leading members of the Populist party to explore a turbulent time. By using the scaffolded approach included in the...
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Vote for Grace!

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Boost reading comprehension skills with a lesson designed around the story, Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio. A KWL chart introduces the story's topic—running for president—followed by a read-aloud. The class analyzes the main...
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On This Day: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What is free speech? And does it apply to corporations looking to support federal campaigns? As decided in the controversial Citizens United ruling, the Supreme Court determined that corporations have the same rights as people and can...
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On This Day: Bush v. Gore is Decided by the Supreme Court

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Most Americans expect to wake up the morning after a presidential election knowing who won. That didn't happen during the 2000 election between Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore. The Supreme Court had to weigh in on a messy...
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Vote for Duck!

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Would a duck make a good president? This one would! Read about a fowl's ascent to the highest office in the land with a lesson based on Doreen Cronin's Duck for President.
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On This Day: Barack Obama Becomes the First African American to Win a Presidential Election

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
The election of Barack Obama in 2008 was a watershed moment in African American and American history. Using clips from the acceptance and concession speeches, as well as the words of outgoing president, George H. W. Bush, budding...
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A State of Convenience: The Creation of West Virginia

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Ever wondered why there is a West Virginia but not an East Virginia? The resource answers questions like this one and more as it takes an in-depth and detailed look at the history of West Virginia and how it became a state. Several...
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Campaign Endorsement Project

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
So many politicians, so many endorsements! Learn to differentiate between facts as well as the process of endorsements with an informative resource. Class members watch current endorsement videos, research candidates from three different...
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The Electoral College

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Young citizens learn about the workings of the electoral system with a series of informative exercises. Activities include class simulations and role plays of congressional and electoral voting processes, in-depth discussion, plenty of...
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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...