U.S. Elections

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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.

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Women's History Videos & Activities

Learn about the history of women's rights and the Nineteenth Amendment thro... read more

Biography

Paul Ryan Biography

Learn more about Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Congressman who was Mitt Romney's... read more

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Ron Paul: 2012 Campaign Issues

Read about the 2012 presidential campaign issues to learn about Ron Paul's ... read more

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Mitt Romney: 2012 Campaign Issues

Read about the 2012 presidential campaign issues and learn where Republican... read more

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Barack Obama: 2012 Campaign Issues

Read about the 2012 presidential campaign issues to learn where Barack Obam... read more

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Bad Kitty for President: Word Scramble!

Review election vocabulary with this word scramble activity. After unscramb... read more

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

How much do you know about U.S. elections and voting? Test their knowledge ... read more

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Declare Yourself Teacher's Guide

After reading the collection of nonpartisan essays in Declare Yourself, use... read more

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Australia's Migration Patterns

Students will use a chart detailing Australia's migration trends from 1990&... read more

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Australian Voting-Rights Timeline

Students will sequence the order of events in Australia's voting-rights his... read more

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Heroines of Women's Suffrage

Pupils will learn about female historical figures as they answer questions ... read more

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UK Women's Suffrage Timeline

Pupils will learn about women's rights as they research and note the date t... read more

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The Gandhi Family

The Gandhi family of India has formed a political dynasty. Pupils learn abo... read more

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Voting in Canada

Do your students know what the chief electoral officer does? In this activi... read more

Biography

Reading Guide for My Dad, John McCain

Discuss John McCain's time in the U.S. Navy and as a POW with the questions... read more

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Mock Election Ideas for the Classroom

Help your students understand the process of electing officials and the pow... read more

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