Party Planks

This Party Planks lesson plan also includes:

Which political party are your class members part of? Find out with a lesson that takes scholars on a journey to explore the current election's issues and the stance each political party takes on them. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a party planks themed bulletin board; display the planks created to represent the Republican Party and Democratic Party, alongside the voting quote provided 
  • Reinforce the use of credible resources; review information pupils bring in to point out the biased, or non-biased, approach it may take
  • After discussing each party's platform, hold a mock election to vote for the upcoming president    
Classroom Considerations
  • This is the third lesson in a series of six that focuses on elections and voting 
  • Provides detailed teacher directions and script 
  • Promotes voting after examining multiple information sources    
  • None