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12 Ways to Use the Presidential Election in Your Classroom. With last month’s conventions and next month’s debates, it’s a perfect time to bring a little election conversation into your classroom.

12 Ways to Use the Presidential Election in Your Classroom

Here are some non-partisan ways to mix politics with classroom activities. Red State, Blue State, Where is That State? These days, you can’t read an article or watch a news report on the election without seeing a map of the U.S. shaded according to states lean Democratic or Republican. It’s a perfect way to help younger students memorize state names and locations. On a regular basis, give students a blank U.S. map and provide oral or written instructions about how to color it in (California is blue, Alabama is red, etc.). Elections. Lessons, activities, and other resources for election season.


Phil Nast, retired middle school teacher and freelance writer Found in: social studies, preK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Lesson Plans. Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice. These student-facing resources provide accurate information about voting, the election process, political parties and candidates’ backgrounds.

Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice

They also include resources educators can use to fact-check and learn about key campaign issues. The Children Are Listening This song, written by Peter Yarrow for Operation Respect, encourages adults to model civility and respectful behavior for children. (elementary school) Presidential Election Lesson Plans and Lesson Ideas. The President!

Presidential Election Lesson Plans and Lesson Ideas

Lesson Plan: The Role of the President of the United States In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore why the United States has a President and the role of the President in our government. PBS Election. The Contenders - 16 for '16 PBS, in partnership with OZY Media, is proud to present The Contenders-16 for '16, a documentary series that examines the most compelling and influential presidential campaigns in modern history.

PBS Election

From Jesse Jackson’s groundbreaking 1984 and 1988 campaigns to Barry Goldwater’s 1964 launching of a brand of conservatism that influenced both Republican Ronald Reagan and even Democratic Hillary Clinton. The Contenders covers sixteen stories from the past 50 years of presidential election history. The series shows how previous elections are still influencing today in unexpected ways.

Grades 6-12. You're the Campaign Manager. U.S. Electoral College. Primaries, voting, and elections-special theme. Education World looks at decisions of primary importance and elects to explore the voting process!

Primaries, voting, and elections-special theme

Lesson plans, Internet sites, and curriculum ideas will help your students understand the impact of this year's Election. Lesson plans. Elections: Everything You Need. Election Day is held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Propaganda Techniques in Literature and Online Political Ads Students analyze propaganda techniques used in pieces of literature and political advertisements.

Election Day is held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

Win the White House. Running for the presidency isn’t easy!

Win the White House

In Win the White House, you get to manage your very own presidential campaign by strategically raising funds, polling voters, launching media campaigns, and making personal appearances. Keep a close eye on the map as you battle over electoral votes and popular support. Win the White House was made possible by generous support from the Hearst Foundations. Politics and Public Policy. Voting.