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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

2012 Presidential Election Resources
Know the Presidents
U.S. President: Facts
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
President Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Biography
Could You Be President?

Printables

U.S. Map with State Capitals
Informal Debates
Women's Right to Vote Little Book
Texas State Map
Voting!
Where You Belong: Census Activity
Texas State Map with Physiography
More Popular Elections Printables

Lesson Plans

Election Vocabulary Bingo
The Presidential Election Process
Inaugural Poetry
Presidential Trading Cards
Who Are My Representatives?
Election Vocabulary Brainstorm
More Elections Lesson Plans

References

Election of the President & Vice President: Electoral College
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
President Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Biography
Population of the United States, From 1980 to 2010
Election of U.S. Senators
Sojourner Truth
Susan B. Anthony
More Popular Elections References

Language Arts & Elections Connected

So You Want to Be President? Literature Guide
Educator's Guide to Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope
Great Debates
Reading Guide for Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight
Classroom Crew Elections
Margaret Chase Smith: A Woman for President Mock Election Guide
Vote! Discussion Guide
More Language Arts Activities for Elections

Mathematics & Elections Connected

Great Debate Lessons
November Bulletin Board: Fractions
Kids Count: Census Activity
Election Project
Conducting an Election Poll
Population of the United States by State
Election Poll

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
Lincoln-Douglas Style Debate Procedure
Unusual Voting Results in the U.S.
Amendments to the Constitution of the United States
Presidential Conventions
The U.S. Census
Presidential Campaign Slogans Answer Sheet
More Popular History Resources for Elections

U.S. Presidents & Political Figures

History of Presidential Inaugurations
Governors of the Fifty States
Presidents Elected Without a Majority of Votes
U.S. Vice Presidents
Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
President George Walker Bush Biography
Reading Guide for My Dad, John McCain
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

Biography of Barack Obama
Election of the President and Vice President: The General Election
Presidential Elections
Election of Senators
Presidential Campaign Slogan Quiz
U.S. Census
How a President Gets Elected
More Federal Government Resources

American Suffrage Movement

Women's History Videos & Activities
Women's Suffrage Art Project
Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote Teacher's Guide
Changes for Women Reading Warm-Up
Exploring Suffragists
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Teacher's Guide
Declaration of Sentiments
More Suffrage Resources

Geography Resources

Arkansas State Map with Capital
U.S. Map with Physiography
Alabama State Map
Minnesota State Map
Utah State Map with Physiography
Mississippi State Map
New Hampshire State Map
More Mapping Activities
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Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stores.