Political Candidates Lesson Plan Studies Weekly

Lesson 8: Know Your Candidates

Objective for the Lesson: In this lesson, students will discuss the importance of learning about candidates so they can be educated voters and know as much as possible about the person they are voting for. Weekly Summary: Students will understand that it is important for voters to know what the different candidates in an election…

Political Campaigns Studies Weekly Lesson Plan

Lesson 9: Political Campaigns

Objective for the Lesson: This lesson will introduce students to the campaign process and what candidates do when they want to be elected to office. Weekly Summary: A big part of every election is the preceding campaign season when the candidates work to convince voters that they are the best person for the job. This…

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.…

Right to Vote Elementary Social Studies Lesson Plan

Lesson 6: It’s a Right to Vote

Objective for the Lesson: This lesson will look at the historic voting patterns and the methods that have been used successfully to address voting rights. Weekly Summary: When examining recent elections, the percentage of eligible voters who did not vote is significant. The historical struggles for equality by minorities and women can explain why some…

Electing Congress and the president

Lesson 5: Electing Congress and the President

Objective for the Lesson: This lesson will examine how members of Congress and the president are elected and ask students to consider both the historical reasons for the electoral college and its modern implications. Weekly Summary: The method of choosing Representatives and Senators is set by the Constitution; the total number of Representatives was set…