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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
The Presidential Election Process
Lincoln-Douglas Style Debate Procedure
U.S. President: Facts
Could You Be President?
Know the Presidents


U.S. Map with State Capitals
Great Debate Lessons
Women's Right to Vote Little Book
Informal Debates
Texas State Map
Georgia State Map
More Popular Elections Printables

Lesson Plans

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


Election of U.S. Senators
Election of the President & Vice President: Electoral College
Overview of the Presidents: Basic Facts & Figures
Presidential Elections
Sojourner Truth
Lucy Stone
President George Walker Bush Biography
More Popular Elections References

Language Arts & Elections Connected

Educator's Guide to Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope
So You Want to Be President? Literature Guide
Classroom Crew Elections
A Teacher's Guide for Vote!
Margaret Chase Smith: A Woman for President Mock Election Guide
Reading Guide for My Dad, John McCain
Vote! Discussion Guide
More Language Arts Activities for Elections

Mathematics & Elections Connected

Population of the United States, From 1980 to 2010
Election Project
Population of the United States by State
November Bulletin Board: Fractions
Kids Count: Census Activity
Election Poll
Conducting an Election Poll
Where You Belong: 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
Unusual Voting Results in the U.S.
Amendments to the Constitution of the United States
Presidential Conventions
The U.S. Census
History of Presidential Inaugurations
More Popular History Resources for Elections

U.S. Presidents & Political Figures

President Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Biography
U.S. Vice Presidents
Governors of the Fifty States
Presidents Elected Without a Majority of Votes
Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
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

U.S. Elections and Voting Quiz (Level I)
Election Day
Presidential Campaign Slogans Answer Sheet
Presidential Campaign Slogan Quiz
Election of the President and Vice President: The General Election
Election of the President & Vice President: Primary Election
Election of U.S. Representatives
More Federal Government Resources

American Suffrage Movement

Women's History Videos & Activities
Declaration of Sentiments
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
The Roots of Women's Rights
Exploring Suffragists
"Ain't I a Woman"
More Suffrage Resources

Geography Resources

Louisiana State Map with Physiography
Mississippi State Map with Physiography
Minnesota State Map
U.S. Map with Physiography
Massachusetts State Map with Physiography
Alaska State Map with Physiography
Arizona State Map with Physiography
More Mapping Activities

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