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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?
U.S. President: Facts
Lincoln-Douglas Style Debate Procedure
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures

Printables

U.S. Map with State Capitals
Voting!
Informal Debates
Great Debate Lessons
Election Project
U.S. Elections and Voting Quiz (Level II)
Florida State Map
More Popular Elections Printables

Lesson Plans

Election Vocabulary Bingo
U.S. President: Facts
Inaugural Poetry
Who Are My Representatives?
Presidential Trading Cards
Election Vocabulary Brainstorm
More Elections Lesson Plans

References

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

Language Arts & Elections Connected

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

Mathematics & Elections Connected

Great Debate Lessons
Where You Belong: Census Activity
November Bulletin Board: Fractions
Population of the United States, From 1980 to 2010
Population of the United States by State
Conducting an Election Poll
Election Poll
Kids Count: Census Activity

Quizzes

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
U.S. President: Facts
Know the Presidents
Presidential Campaign Slogan Quiz
Women's Right to Vote Little Book
Sojourner Truth
More Popular History Resources for Elections

U.S. Presidents & Political Figures

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

Federal Government Resources

Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
So You Want to Be President? Literature Guide
Election of the President & Vice President: Primary Election
U.S. Elections and Voting Quiz (Level I)
Barack Obama: Road to the White House
Presidential Campaign Slogans Answer Sheet
Election of the President and Vice President: The General Election
More Federal Government Resources

American Suffrage Movement

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

Geography Resources

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

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