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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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Election Day

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Election Day. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
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November 3 - Election Day

For Students 7th - 8th
In this writing prompt worksheet, students learn that November 3 is Election Day in the United States. Students write if they would choose to vote if they were 18 years old and why it is important for the citizens of the country to vote.
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Getting Out the Vote: An Election Day Classroom Experiment

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students explore through a hands-on experiment why voting is important. They examine the potential impact of deciding not to vote. They they have the opportunity to vote in a mock presidential election if they choose to.
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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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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...
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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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A Crooked Election

For Students 7th Standards
Some people want to win by any means necessary. Seventh graders explore the ways politics can take a corrupt turn with a short story about a school election. As they decipher the candidates' motivations and promises, individuals answer...
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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.
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March 2, 1877: Hayes Declared Winner in Disputed Presidential Election

For Students 8th - 12th
After reading an interesting article comparing the disputed presidential election of 1877 to a similar event in the year 2000, kids blog a response. They read the article, check out the embedded links, then respond to four related...
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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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All Eyes on Iowa

For Students 9th - 12th
Guid your learners as they become informed members of our community. They'll consider each of the seven questions as they read the New York Times article "All Eye on Iowa." This article relates topics dealing with the 2012 presidential...
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Unit 14: Waging Peace - Election Monitoring

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
How does a former president play a role in defending democracy? Around the world, many groups protest fair and free elections. By challenging issues such as complicated ballots and voter intimidation, the Carter Center works tirelessly...
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Presidential Election Year: Major Issues

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Whether or not it's a presidential election year, this debate activity will spark research on current political issues. Split your government scholars into 4 groups and assign each a political party. One person will be the "candidate"...
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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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The Electoral Process

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
From a candidate's first declaration of intention to become president, through nominations and the campaign trail, and finally to election day, your class members will gain a general understanding of what it takes for an individual to...
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Voter Fraud: Are Ghosts Going To The Polls

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research background material about voting in their community. They interview local/county election officials to see what is going on in the community. They also interview teachers, and students to determine if they are newly...
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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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Election Day

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this Election Day worksheet, students read a short story about a girl who runs for president of her class. Students answer 5 questions about the story.
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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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First Hundred Days

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A presidential term may be four years long, but the first 100 days can have a huge impact on the remaining 1,360. After viewing a video about the eventful beginning days of Franklin D. Roosevelt's first term, young historians work...
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The Culminating Activity: Simulated Election: Initiatives

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In part two of an election simulation, pupils practice actually casting their votes in a simulated polling place in order to prepare for this real-world democratic experience.
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Picture This: Election Results Graphs

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Learners use art supplies or a free online tool to graph election results. Students follow local election and results. Using "Create a Graph, a free online graphing tool, they make a graph of the results.
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Student Symposium and Resulting Action

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Your class may not be able to vote yet, but that doesn't mean they can't feel like they're part of the presidential election! The resource creates a symposium where pupils debate about a selected topic in current events during an...

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