Political Candidates Lesson Plan for Grades K-3

Lesson 9: Know Your Candidates

Student Expectations: Students will explain why voters need to learn about the candidates in an election. Students will practice researching facts about candidates in a simulated election. Vocabulary and Definitions: nutrition: the act or process of nourishing or being nourished vitamin: an organic substance that is essential in small quantities to normal metabolism mineral: a…

Political Campaigns

Lesson 10: Political Campaigns

Student Expectations: Students will name different strategies candidates use to campaign. Students will be introduced to the current presidential candidates. Students will create their own campaign posters based on things that they would want to do as president. Vocabulary and Definitions: campaign: to organize a series of public events and advertisements to achieve something candidate:…

National Election

Lesson 11: Our National Election

Background Knowledge for Teachers: Political parties are not unique to America. Wherever there are governments, there are oppositional groups. Political parties are groups of voters who have different views on public issues. In elections, these parties support candidates who agree with their political goals and philosophies. In the United States, we have several political parties.…