Students can use these resources to study elections and participate in one of their own.
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
In these engaging lessons, students develop ideas to improve their local community; take positions to actively influence community decision making and development; and consider one or more of these issues from local, national and international perspectives.
Students utilize math and language arts skills as they plan a presidential campaign for a fictional character.
Build vocabulary word comprehension skills as well as word-learning strategies related to presidential elections.
Teach about elections using the storypath method in which students produce, direct, and act in a mock presidential campaign.
Students discuss presidential elections, identify desirable leadership qualities, and create a campaign for a fictional character.
Students learn about presidential campaigns through budgeting, speech writing, and other activities in this lesson plan.
Students work in groups to research candidates in an election and present their findings.
Vocabulary instruction emphasizes building vocabulary word knowledge, comprehension, and word-learning strategies related to the upcoming presidential election.
Use this activity sheet as a supplement to the book Duck for President to teach about elections.
Voting and Election Information
An encyclopedic article from Grolier Online and The New Book of Knowledge
A summary from Grolier Online on the right to vote in public affairs, and how the 15th amendment granted American women suffrage
All kinds of people have served as the President of the United States. This book, filled with hilarious cartoons (including one of a president being hoisted out of a bathtub by a crane and another of presidents dressed as cheerleaders), relates some of the similarities and differences among many past U.S. Presidents.
Biographies, timelines, photo collections, and more