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Election Activities That Will Win Your Students' Vote

Elections are usually ripe with promises, accusations, mudslinging, and, not surprisingly, learning opportunities. The resources in this collection provide a plethora of suggestions and tips on effectively and creatively using the election process, campaigning, and voting as instructional themes in the classroom.
A Collection By Tracy Pinkard
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Election Activities That Will Win Your Students' Vote
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    I adore the Presidential Campaign and Election Kit for Kids created by The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance! There are articles, discussion questions, lesson plans, interesting facts, and so much more. This is a definitely a page to add to your favorite election bookmarks.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This video by Common Craft makes the electoral process less confusing to explain and understand. The graphics keep the video entertaining, but also help make what can be a convoluted process much easier to comprehend.
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    cargocollective.com

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    Tracy Pinkard says:
    I love this infographic overview of the presidential election process! It is packed with useful information, but is also easy to follow, and great for generating discussion and additional research. I highly recommend printing this one out
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This collection of resources made available by StudentNewsDaily is awesome! Not only is information up-to-date, but excellent discussion questions and links to additional resources are also included. This is definitely a page to review often with students and encourage them to explore independently.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This is one time honesty and politics do go hand-in-hand. As the title promises, the Envision Experience blog provides more than 100 activities, lesson plans, and amazing resources for teaching students at all grade levels about all aspects of the electoral, legislative, voting process.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    Growing Voters has amassed an outstanding wealth of resources for teaching students about voting and the electoral process. With a mix of suggestions and links to other resources, this page is a sure win when it comes to planning election related lessons and activities.
  • US Elections

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    thehomeschoolmom.com
    thehomeschoolmom.com
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    TheHomeSchoolMom has compiled an excellent list of election related resources for all grade levels. From electoral maps to party websites to a glossary of election terms, if it's related to elections it's included here. This page is definitely worth bookmarking, not just for election year, but for any time you are teaching about elections and the voting process.
  • THE VOTING PROCESS

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    nationalmockelection.org
    nationalmockelection.org
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    I consider this THE OFFICIAL resource for allowing students to simulate the voting/election experience. The resources provided throughout the website to support the voting process for students are amazing, yet discrete enough that the whole site is quick and easy to navigate. For example, the curriculum guides (organized by year) include links to excellent resources related to all phases of the election and voting processes.