Thematic Units - Elections

Elections

You will find various Lesson Plans on the top portion of this page.
Further down, you will find Web Sites.
At the bottom of the page, you will find Books that you can order directly from Amazon.com!


Lesson Plans

Ben's Guide to Government Grades K-12
A great resource for kids.

Election 2004: Classroom Activities Grades Various
Find a great variety of election activities for your classroom.

Election 2004: Ten More Classroom Activities Grades Various

Kids Voting USA Grades Various
"Vote on current elections and help end low voter turnout in the future." Find curriculum resources.

Presidential Elections: A Simulation Grades High School
Through this activity, students will come to better recognize and understand U.S. presidential elections.

Thematic Unit Grades Any
Find some fun and creative ideas and printable sheets.

The U.S. Election Process Grades Various
An election scavenger hunt.

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Web Sites

By the People: Election 2004
"Get the facts on the candidates for the 2004 presidential election, learn what tricks politicians play to try to get votes, and find out how to make an informed decision."

C-SPAN: Vote 2004
Visit C-SPAN's coverage of this year's elections.

Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections
Find National Voting results from previous Presidential elections.

Elections USA Grades Various
Here is a great collection of ideas ranging from constructing a voting booth to writing a speech to taking a poll.

Inside the Voting Booth
Does one vote really count? Step into a voting time machine, cast your own vote, and learn how, throughout different times in history, one vote only has made all the difference in election outcomes, with this online exploration from PBS.

National Student Mock Election
The National Student/Parent Mock Election makes students and parents aware of the power of their ballot by actively involving them in a full-fledged campaign and national election.

Political Buttons
For the past 100 years, slogans, pictures, and names have been used to promote candidates and causes. While buttons are still produced, disposable stick-on badges are often used at rallies and political events, since they can be made cheaply and in large quantities.

Presidency 2004
Find up-to-date information on the issues surrounding this year's election.

Presidential Elections Grades 3+
"From Super Tuesday until Election Day, the Learning Network will present a new historic presidential election with historic articles, editorials, trivia quizzes, facts about the U.S. presidents and more."

The Presidents of the United States
Find great information and history.

Project Vote Smart
You can also sort candidates by their political parties.

Scholastic News Zone: Election 2004
"Includes news reports from kids who attended the conventions, info on the candidates, and a place to read up on the biggest issues. Find out Bush and Gore's stance on gun control, taxes, the environment, and education."

The White House for Kids
Visit the home of our current President.

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Books

A Mice Way to Learn About Government : A Curriculum Guide
by Peter W. Barnes

At Home With the Presidents
by Juddi Morris

Big Cheese for the White House: The True Tale of A Tremendous Cheddar
by Candace Fleming, S. D. Schindler (Illustrator)

Electing the President (Inside Government)
by Barbara Jane Feinberg, Jeanne Vestal (Editor)

Election Night (Politics in the United States Series)
by Thomas R. Raber

Elections in the United States (American Civics)
by David Heath

Eyewitness: Presidents (Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Books)
by James G. Barber

Ghosts of the White House
by Cheryl Harness

How the U.S. Government Works
by Syl Sobel, Pam Tanzey

How to Be President of the U.S.A.
by Murray I. Suid, Marilynn G Barr (Illustrator)

Landslide! : A Kid's Guide to the U.S. Elections
by Dan Gutman

Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought)
by Kathleen Krull, Kathryn Hewitt (Illustrator)

Our Elections (I Know America)
by Richard Steins

Our Presidency (I Know America)
by Karen Spies

The Presidency (True Books: Government)
by Patricia Ryon Quiri

The President : America's Leader (Good Citizenship Library)
by Mary Oates Johnson, Mary Oates-Johnson

Presidential Elections (Cornerstones of Freedom Series)
by Miles Harvey, Miles Harney

Presidential Elections and Other Cool Facts
by Syl Sobel

So You Want to Be President
by Judith St. George

Stuck on the Presidents (Books and Stuff)
by Lara Bergen

The Vote : Making Your Voice Heard (Good Citizenship Library)
by Linda Scher

Woodrow for President
by Peter W. Barnes, Cheryl Shaw Barnes (Illustrator)

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