Political Candidates Lesson Plan for Grades K-3

Lesson 9: Know Your Candidates (K-3)

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 (K-3)

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 (K-3)

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 (Grades 4-5)

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…

Jigsaw Strategy Lesson Plan

Jigsaw Strategy

Grade Levels: 3-5 Strands: Civics and Government, Geography, Economics, History Why: (Purpose) Cooperative Learning Collaborative team-based tasks Encourages responsibility and self-management Deep Learning Collaborative learning Self-directed learning Effective communication Developing academic mindsets Higher Student Achievement Promotes critical thinking, reasoning, and summarizing Increases retention for “expert” material Greater Engagement Students are directly connected with the material…

Vocabulary lesson plan

Vocabulary Lesson Plan

Grades: K-8 Why: (Purpose) Vocabulary instruction aligns with deep learning by helping students make connections between words and construct meaningful knowledge. Vocabulary instruction aligns with higher student achievement by increasing reading skills and comprehension. Vocabulary instruction aligns with greater engagement by making reading and comprehension accessible to all learners. Vocabulary instruction aligns with well-being because…