Refine Your Results

Content Curators

Grades

Subjects

Resource Types

Standards

471 reviewed resources for analyzing elections

Lesson Planet

SWOT Teams: Analyzing the Political Parties for the 2010 Midterm Elections

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What are political parties and what so strategists do? For this political analysis lesson, students analyze political strategies to understand their strengths and weaknesses. They use key details from the text to learn how to create...
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

What do cartoonists see in this election?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Cartoons from the 2008 Presidential election provide the text for a lesson plan designed to help learners understand how political cartoonists use persuasive techniques to present a point of view.
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

Election Reform

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Are American citizens benefitting from the current two-party election system, or is the process in need of reform? High schoolers voice their opinions with an election-themed resource that prompts them to assess a hypothetical voting...
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

The Candidates and Their Values: Election 2016

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

Following the U.S. Presidential Election

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Election years provide the opportunity to evaluate news media as well as the next prospective president. High schoolers read about the same event in several different news sources, varying in type, origin, and political leaning, before...
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

Election Report

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
If it is an election year and you're teaching American government, then you'll definitely want to take a look at this project. Class members will research a chosen candidate and create a profile for him/her, then collect and analyze...
Lesson Planet

Cartoons for the Classroom: Fair Elections?

For Students 9th - 12th
Rigged elections make for both intriguing current events and hilarious political cartoons. In this analysis worksheet, pupils read background information to help them grasp a cartoon about rigged presidential elections in 2007 by Russia,...
Lesson Planet

Analyzing Presidential Campaign Propaganda

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Campaign propaganda has evolved from 1952 through the presidential election of 2008. A social studies activity prompts class members to analyze the devices used in ads and political cartoons, noting strategies they believe would work to...
Lesson Planet

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.
Lesson Planet

The Election of 1912

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders examine the Election of 1912. In groups, they identify the roles of the Democratic and Republican parties along with any third party mentioned. Using the internet, they describe the main issues of this election and discuss...
Lesson Planet

Red States/Blue States: Mapping the Presidential Election

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young historians investigate how voting patterns have changed by comparing the outcome of the 1960 election to the outcome of the recent election. A creative final assessment has participants making a news show wherein they provide...
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

Analyzing Political Campaign Commercials

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Imagine a lesson that models for learners how to separate facts from opinions. How to detect bias. How to evaluate a source of information. How to identify propaganda. Although designed for middle schoolers, the activities in this packet...
6 In 6 Collections
Lesson Planet

Dollars and Votes: 2012 Election

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What comes to mind when learners think about campaign financing? Secondary pupils watch a video about the fundraising climate during the 2012 presidential election and discuss Super PACs and Supreme Court legislation as a group. Focusing...
Lesson Planet

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...
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

A Positive Spin

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Study word choice and connotation in advertising. Readers examine campaign ads, both negative and positive, from the 2006 mid-term election before discussing an article and analyze a campaign of any candidate they choose. Finally, they...
Lesson Planet

Teaching Elections in Washington State

For Students K - 12th Standards
Prepare even our youngest citizens to participate in the democratic process with this powerful packet of materials. Kids consider what it means to be a good citizen, examine voter qualifications, investigate initiatives and referenda,...
Lesson Planet

Cartoons for the Classroom: 2012 Mid-Term Elections

For Students 8th - 12th
Use a political cartoon to help scholars grasp the significant turnover in Congress following the 2012 mid-term election. A Mike Keefe cartoon uses symbols and current political lingo to convey perspective on the issue, and background...
Lesson Planet

The Results are In! Examining Our First Vote Election

For Students 8th - 12th
The 2016 election is over, and now it's time to dig in to some data! An activity revolves around data gathered from the First Vote Project in North Carolina wherein thousands of students voted. After diving in to the data using provided...
Lesson Planet

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...
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

Analyzing the News

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
With so many ways to follow the news today, it is imperative to think critically about the sources of information we are turning to. Here is a fantastic graphic organizer that will help your learners develop the skills to properly...
Lesson Planet

The 1828 Campaign of Andrew Jackson: Issues in the Election of 1828 and Beyond

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students research the campaign and election issues of Andrew Jackson. In this presidential election lesson plan, students research the campaign of 1828. Students then list the important issues. Students discuss the political...
Lesson Planet

Selecting a President: Primaries and Caucuses

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is a party caucus anyway? And what part do caucuses play in the primaries? Everything future voters need to know about the four stages in the presidential selection process is provided by this resource. The 2012 US Presidential...
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

Campaign Coverage Map and Campaign Strategy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A candidate's campaigning history can reveal a lot about his or her election strategy. Analyze the way that the 2016 presidential candidates traveled through the United States during their campaigns with an interactive map. High...
Lesson Planet

Abraham Lincoln, the 1860 Election, and the Future of the American Union and Slavery

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine Abraham Lincoln's political views about slavery. In this American Civil War lesson, students determine how Lincoln's beliefs led to the restriction of slavery in American territories. Student also analyze the party...