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The Living Room Candidate. Ten of the Most Successful Presidential Campaign Commercials Ever Made [Videos] Like it or not, the 2016 presidential campaign season is in full force.

Ten of the Most Successful Presidential Campaign Commercials Ever Made [Videos]

The first Democratic candidate debate took place last night (Tuesday, Oct. 13), and two well-stocked Republican debates have already come and gone. And that means campaign commercials. Lights, Camera, Politics: Create Your Own Presidential Campaign Ad – Lesson Plan. Subjects Social studies, civics, government Estimated Time One 45-minute class period Grade Level Objective.

Lights, Camera, Politics: Create Your Own Presidential Campaign Ad – Lesson Plan

Lesson Idea: Election Campaign Ads. Teachers can use this opportunity to teach the Propaganda Techniques commonly used in campaign attack ads by candidates and incumbents running for office in a way that will engage students’ technological and creative interests.

Lesson Idea: Election Campaign Ads

The Living Room Candidate - For Teachers - Lessons. Download the Lessons Lessons have been designed for use by high school teachers and students.

The Living Room Candidate - For Teachers - Lessons

Each lesson meets national common core standards in English Language Arts and New York State standards in Social Studies, which are specified at the end of each lesson. How to Write a Speech for School Elections (with Sample Speeches) Expert Reviewed Four Parts:Crafting Your MessageStructuring Your SpeechPreparing for DeliverySample SpeechesCommunity Q&A If you’re running for office in school elections, delivering your candidate speech can be one of the most important — and nerve-wracking — parts of the whole process.

How to Write a Speech for School Elections (with Sample Speeches)

One of the keys to delivering a good speech is writing a good speech. Yes, there are school election speech templates on the internet that let you just paste in your name, etc.,[1] but a speech written by you, that represents you, holds a much better chance of making an impact on your classmates/voters. If you take the time to write a speech that presents a clear, concise message in an engaging manner that reflects your individual personality, you might just win, and regardless, you'll know you gave it your best shot.

Anatomy of a Stump Speech - Interactive Feature. On the Stump: Examining the Form and Function of Campaign Speeches. Congress for Kids: [Elections]: The Campaign. The Campaign All Aboard the Campaign Train!

Congress for Kids: [Elections]: The Campaign

Lesson Plan - Plan a "whistle stop" campaign train trip across the United States. Create slogans, songs, speeches. Winning Campaigns Lesson Plan for Grades 6-8. Duration: about 80 minutes (1 to 2 class periods) Objective: Students will develop media-literacy skills as they evaluate various Election 2008 campaign materials and create their own campaign posters.

Winning Campaigns Lesson Plan for Grades 6-8

Materials: Scholastic News Online "Create a Campaign Poster" game; Examples of campaign materials (lawn signs, posters, buttons, etc.) for various candidates; recording of at least one TV campaign ad; Campaign Ad-venture (PDF) Set Up and Prepare: Collect examples of 2008 campaign materials (see above), or invite students to bring them in from home. Record one or more TV campaign ads, or find them online. Campaign Strategy Lessons, Activities and Unit Plan.

Economy in The Reagan Era. The Miseries of Stagflation When Ronald Reagan took over the leadership of the United States in 1981, he inherited an economy that was in terrible shape—the worst American economy, in fact, since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Economy in The Reagan Era

Americans had enjoyed a prolonged period of widespread prosperity from the beginning of World War II through the end of the 1960s, but that long boom—built largely on the absolute supremacy of American industrial production, a temporary consequence of the destruction wrought on every other major industrial power (Germany, Britain, France, Italy, Russia, Japan) during World War II—had run out of steam by the early 1970s. The economy began to sag under the weight of a multitude of new structural challenges. As Europe and Japan finished rebuilding from the Second World War, American manufacturers lost their effective global monopoly and soon found themselves struggling to compete with foreign goods, cutting sharply into corporate profits and stock-market values. FDR's New Deal. Franklin Delano Roosevelt assumed the presidency at the darkest hour of the Great Depression, pledging to fix the economy by getting the federal government involved.

FDR's New Deal

While Roosevelt's New Deal did not, in fact, end the Great Depression, it did permanently alter American society and create many of the structures that sustained prosperity following World War II. Why does Franklin Delano Roosevelt still matter, sixty years after he died just 82 days into his unprecedented fourth term in the White House? Because FDR made the modern presidency. Because the New Deal made modern American society. Whether you love FDR's politics and policies or loathe them, it's impossible to imagine the world we live in today without them.

Democratic Party on the Issues. 2016 Presidential Election Candidate Quiz - Find Your Match! - 2016 Presidential Election Candidate Quiz - Find Your Match! - ProCon.org. Reaganomics: Resources - Life in America: The Reagan Years, A Webography. Michael Douglas in Wall Street (1987) Milton Friedman on Donahue (1979) Reaganomics: A Very Short Introduction Reaganomics (a portmanteau of Reagan and economics attributed to Paul Harvey) refers to the economic policies promoted by the U.S.

Reaganomics: Resources - Life in America: The Reagan Years, A Webography

President Ronald Reagan during the 1980s. The four pillars of Reagan's economic policy were to: (1) reduce government spending, (2) reduce income and capital gains marginal tax rates, (3) reduce government regulation, and (4) control the money supply to reduce inflation. Reaganomics Facts, information, pictures. Reaganomics. President Ronald Reagan unveils a new tax program, calling it "a second American Revolution for hope and opportunity. " Upon taking office, Reagan called for a phased 30% tax cut, but Congress would only agree to a 25% cut. The media called it Reaganomics. During the campaign of 1980, Ronald Reagan announced a recipe to fix the nation's economic mess. He claimed an undue tax burden, excessive government regulation, and massive social spending programs hampered growth.

Reagan proposed a phased 30% tax cut for the first three years of his Presidency. By using laser-equipped satellites, Ronald Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative hoped to shield the United States from a Russian missile attack. New Deal - Facts & Summary. Despite the best efforts of President Roosevelt and his cabinet, however, the Great Depression continued–the nation’s economy continued to wheeze; unemployment persisted; and people grew angrier and more desperate. So, in the spring of 1935, Roosevelt launched a second, more aggressive series of federal programs, sometimes called the Second New Deal. In April, he created the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to provide jobs for unemployed people. FDR's New Deal Summary & Analysis. Franklin Delano Roosevelt entered the White House in 1932 when the Great Depression was beating America like an angry King Kong, promising "a new deal for the American people. " The package of legislative reforms that came to be known as the New Deal permanently and dramatically transformed the politics and economy of the United States.

Shortly after taking office, Roosevelt explained to the American people that his New Deal program would seek to deliver relief, recovery, and reform—the so-called "3 Rs. " He allegedly wanted to include a fourth R, rodeo, but his advisors counseled against it. Compared To What? - Political Analysis: Roosevelt's-New Deal Compared to Reagan's Reaganomics. By: Dan Reed, American Citizen For thirty-years Americans have received a repetitive drumbeat of anti-tax and anti-government rhetoric designed to convince the American people that our U.S.

Government can’t do anything well, and each dollar of taxes is always a dollar wasted! These same groups keep telling Americans “Washington doesn’t have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem.” Election Central 2016. Crash Course Government and Politics #39. Meet the Presidential Candidates in Election 2016 – Lesson Plan. PBS Election. PBS Election Central 2016 - Full Collection Voting and elections are an essential part of the U.S. Government. Learn more about the process and history of elections while staying up to date on the latest news in the 2016 Presidential Election. 2016 Campaign Connection. By the People: Election 2004 . For Kids, Parent and Teachers . Lesson Plans. PoliticalPartiesConventions1. CVCS Lesson Byerly all. Political Issues of 2016. Political Party Quiz. Engage Future Voters with Election Projects. With the presidential election dominating the news between now and November, there's no shortage of timely material to bring into classroom discussions.

If used as the starting point for project-based learning, the 2012 election can engage students in thinking critically about everything from media messages to voter rights to public opinion polls. Here are resources to help you plan projects that go deeper than current-events-style conversations. Projects to Amplify Youth Voice. High School Quiz: Liberal vs Conservative - Students scored based on slanted views. High School Quiz: Liberal vs Conservative - Students scored based on slanted views. 2016 Presidential Election - ProCon.org. Campaign 2016. 2012 Election Lessons: Unit Plan, Activities and Projects. Presidential Election Process. Kids Voting USA-Wisconsin/Marathon County. To assist students understand the differences between political parties and provide them with an opportunity to “affiliate” with the major political party of their choice so they can take part in the Kids Voting National Party Convention simulation.

PBS KIDS: The Democracy Project. It is a difficult skill for students to recognize government at its national level. Also, the concept of political action, political parties and their role in the democratic process is hard to teach in a conventional way. Civics Made Real: The Presidential Elections Storypath. The Origins and Functions of Political Parties. A political party is a group of voters organized to support certain public policies. Edutopia. Engage Future Voters with Election Projects.