Meet the Candidates

This Meet the Candidates lesson plan also includes:

In any election there are multiple candidates, but how do they compare to each other? Elementary scholars participate in group discussion to understand what political promises are and how they affect voting. The lesson plan also focuses on a hands-on-activity to allow academics to research political candidates and compare them to each other.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have local candidates speak to the class about their campaign
  • Show video clips of the candidates to help learners complete the handout 
Classroom Considerations
  • Part three of a six-part series; order of lessons does not matter 
  • Educator needs to provide newspaper articles or other content relating to political candidates 
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Pros
  • Includes additional activities to reinforce learning if time allows
  • Lesson helps pupils personally connect to real-world events  
Cons
  • None