Return to Election Day: Ten More Classroom Activities
Return to Electing a President: Lessons for Teaching About the Presidential Primarie
This lesson plan teaches your students a little bit about what it's like to run for office.
Students experience the workings of the political process and what it takes to manage a political campaign.
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Students play the Presidential Campaign Game to learn about the politics and the process of electing a president. Each group's activities include choosing a candidate, setting up a campaign committee, creating a name for a fictitious political party, creating campaign items and earning points for those items (for example, 20 points for a bumper sticker, 20 points for a campaign slogan), and evaluating candidates' speeches. The game culminates with a class election by secret ballot.
The ultimate proof of success will be that students get involved in some way in the political process.
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