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"Why Do Mommy and Daddy Vote?": Explaining the Significance of Election Day to Young People

Election Time can be a confusing time for young kids. Explore the reason for "Election Day" and why it is significant for our country, and learn how you can encourage even young kids to get involved!
A Collection By Sara Kaplan
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"Why Do Mommy and Daddy Vote?": Explaining the Significance of Election Day to Young People
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Get the low-down about why Election Day is important by real kids who speak their minds! Inspire your students to talk with others about Election Day and learn about why it makes a difference in our country!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Listen to these elementary-school aged (and younger, as young as 4 years old-amazing!) kids tell your students what voting is all about!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    This engaging, explorative lesson teaches kids all about the voting process! Using the books "Duck for President" and then "Dodger for President", kids create a "parent interview", learn how to use a "Voter Registration Form", learn how to use a "ballot form", receive "I Voted" badges, and more!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Kids talk to you about their experiences with "Every Kid Votes!", which is "the largest student mock presidential election in history" and what they think voting and the election process means. Inspire a conversation about the voting process with your class today! Learn more about this mock election through www.everykidvotes.org.
  • Election-Activities

    Website
    homeschooljourneys.com
    homeschooljourneys.com
    Sara Kaplan says:
    Print out fun in-classroom or take-home activities for your students today with this awesome set of inspirational Election Day related activities! Choose from a variety of worksheets like a "Presidential Election Crossword Puzzle" (pg.5), a "Presidential Election Word search" (pg.4), "Presidential Election Vocabulary Study Sheet" (pg.8) and more!!!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Refer to this in-depth article that provides you with basic ideas and everything you'd need for a "Mock Election" in your classroom! Teach your students what the election process is like by involving them in their own election process! The article even includes links to election-related vocab, as well as "Additional Resources" and much more!
  • Inaugural Poetry

    Website
    teachervision.com
    teachervision.com
    Sara Kaplan says:
    Have fun with your class with this creative and exciting lesson where you create your own "Inaugural Poetry"! A great way to introduce the importance of Election Day that will inspire students to write their own poetry, inspired by the greats like Maya Angelou and Robert Frost, who wrote their own inaugural poems too! Enjoy!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Exactly what it says, this page invites teachers to think comprehensively and creatively through choosing various Election Day related Lesson Plans that are good for all ages, 1-5 included! I'd recommend "More Than Mock Elections", which is perfect for 3-5, and where kids create their own campaign! Engaging and exciting stuff that your students won't soon forget!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Share this important article with parents to encourage them to talk to their kids about Election Day and answer key questions that kids could possible want to know, like "What is voting?", "What does the President do?" and more! Teachers can use this guide as well to spark a lively class discussion. Enjoy!