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Elections – Teacher Resources

Our lessons, printables, and activities on the U.S. electoral process provide great teaching ideas for fall, especially during an election year. Explore election requirements for the federal government with your students. You'll also find great ways for students to get involved in local politics, like holding classroom debates or writing letters to representatives. Units on civil rights and women's history will benefit from resources on the American suffrage movement.

Presidential Elections

2016 Presidential Election Resources
The Presidential Election Process
Could You Be President?
Lincoln-Douglas Style Debate Procedure
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
Presidential Trading Cards


U.S. Map with State Capitals
U.S. Elections and Voting Quiz (Level II)
Florida State Map
Georgia State Map
Texas State Map
Women's Right to Vote Little Book
More Popular Elections Printables

Lesson Plans

Election Vocabulary Bingo
Inaugural Poetry
Who Are My Representatives?
Election Vocabulary Brainstorm
More Elections Lesson Plans


Election of U.S. Senators
Presidential Elections
Election of the President & Vice President: Electoral College
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
How a President Gets Elected
Amendments to the Constitution of the United States
Election of the President & Vice President: Primary Election
More Popular Elections References

Language Arts & Elections Connected

Election Vocabulary Bingo
So You Want to Be President? Literature Guide
Bad Kitty for President: Word Scramble!
Classroom Crew Elections
A Teacher's Guide for Vote!
Margaret Chase Smith: A Woman for President Mock Election Guide
More Language Arts Activities for Elections

Mathematics & Elections Connected

Where You Belong: Census Activity
Population of the United States by State
Population of the United States, From 1980 to 2010
Kids Count: Census Activity


U.S. Elections and Voting Quiz (Level I)
U.S. Elections and Voting Quiz (Level II)

History Resources

Mock Election Ideas for the Classroom
Election Teaching Resources
Know the Presidents
Presidential Campaign Slogan Quiz
Sojourner Truth
Susan B. Anthony
Election Facts and Figures: 1990s
More Popular History Resources for Elections

U.S. Presidents & Political Figures

Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
So You Want to Be President? Literature Guide
President Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Biography
Educator's Guide to Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope
Presidents Elected Without a Majority of Votes
U.S. Vice Presidents
Governors of the Fifty States
Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
History of Presidential Inaugurations
President George Walker Bush Biography
Reading Guide for My Dad, John McCain
Reading Guide for Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight
Barack Obama: 2012 Campaign Issues
Mitt Romney: 2012 Campaign Issues
Ron Paul: 2012 Campaign Issues
Paul Ryan Biography
More U.S. Presidency Resources

Federal Government Resources

Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
So You Want to Be President? Literature Guide
Barack Obama: Road to the White House
U.S. Elections and Voting Quiz (Level I)
2012 Presidential Candidates: Where They Stand on the Issues
U.S. Census
Order of U.S. Presidential Succession
More Federal Government Resources

American Suffrage Movement

Women's History Videos & Activities
Women's Suffrage Art Project
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
Exploring Suffragists
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Teacher's Guide
UK Women's Suffrage Timeline
More Suffrage Resources

Geography Resources

U.S. Map with State Capitals
Florida State Map
Georgia State Map
Texas State Map
New York State Map
California State Map with Capital
Hawaii State Map with Capital
More Mapping Activities

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2016 Presidential Elections
Election season is here! Help your students understand the process of our national elections (held on Tuesday, November 8), from the President down to local representatives, with our election activities. Read short biographies of presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R), explore mock election ideas, create presidential trading cards, learn election vocabulary, play election bingo and more!

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