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What are the important issues?
Brief descriptionStudents determine the most important issue of the current campaign.
Students follow a multi-step voting process to determine the most important issue(s) of the current campaign. They document the final vote on five important issues by graphing the results.
vote, election, issue, graph
Materials neededgraph paper, colored pencils
Help students brainstorm a list of important issues the next president will face. That list of issues might include some of the following:
Then ask them to vote to narrow those issues to a list of the five most important ones. (Each student can vote for three issues.) Then hold another vote. Have each student vote for the single issue that he or she feels is the most important issue. Then invite each student to creates a graph to represent that final vote.
Election issues web resources
Evaluate students' graphs.
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Last updated 2/28/2016