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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    How much do you know about U.S. elections and voting? Test their knowledge with this advanced quiz, ... read more


    Declare Yourself Teacher's Guide

    After reading the collection of nonpartisan essays in Declare Yourself, use this guide to plan a Dec... read more


    Australia's Migration Patterns

    Students will use a chart detailing Australia's migration trends from 1990–2009 to analyze data... read more


    UK Women's Suffrage Timeline

    Pupils will learn about women's rights as they research and note the date that women gained suffrage in several countries throughout the world. read more


    The Gandhi Family

    The Gandhi family of India has formed a political dynasty. Pupils learn about the Gandhi family and ... read more


    Voting in Canada

    Do your students know what the chief electoral officer does? In this activity about voting in Canada... read more

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    Enhance students' understanding of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with the reading activities an... read more


    Reading Guide for My Dad, John McCain

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


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    Help your students understand the process of electing officials and the power of the vote by holding... read more

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