Decisions, Decisions: On the Campaign Trail: 1
The next election is right around the corner. Are your students ready?
This simulation puts your class right in the thick of a presidential
election. Role-playing a bold third party candidate, they rocket into
the limelight and are immediately pressed for their positions on everything
from the economy to health care to crime. Every move is critical!
Your class will also get a thorough grounding in the electoral process,
party politics, campaign finance, the role of PACS and the press --
from the inside. No other materials compare!Topics covered:
Liberal vs. Conservative Policies
Grades 5 – 10
Decisions, Decisions: Town Government: 1
When the residents of a small American town face a large and unforeseen
dilemma, how do they resolve the problem? Decisions, Decisions: Town
Government transports students into the middle of a typical town conflict.
The dynamics of local government reveal themselves at every twist and
turn of the story. In the process, students learn about town meetings,
town services, the structure of local governments, and the rights and
responsibilities of local residents. They also discover how much authority
rests in the hands of the mayor, government committees, and residents.
Grades 5 - 10
Candidates, Campaigns, & Elections: Projects
* Activities * Literature Links
by Mary Oates Johnson , Linda Scher
Fully revised and updated! Get students excited about elections with
these engaging activities. Through role-playing, interviewing, debating,
and graphing, students will learn how our government is organized and
how politicians present themselves and the media portrays them. Includes
literature links, primary sources, and maps and charts for tracking
results, plus a colorful poster.
Grades 4 – 8
Paperback, 80 pp.
Guided Reading Set: Level W - You Want Women
to Vote, Lizzie Stanton!: 6 Book Set
You Want the Women to Vote
Grades 5 – 6
Government in the Making Series: 3 books
Stand these sturdy folders up next to your classroom computer! Here
are all the Web resources you and your students need to explore the
Bill of Rights, the Boston Tea Party, and Washington, D.C.
Inside, you'll find background information, an Internet scavenger hunt,
reproducible worksheet, and more Web-based activities.
The activities are designed to help your students develop critical-thinking
skills and build their Internet-research skills. Ideal for independent
Grades 4 – 8
So You Want to Be President?
by Judith St. George , David Small
Author St. George and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator David Small
offer a spiffy presidential history with comparisons and contrasts:
most popular names, log cabin origins, backgrounds, musical abilities,
and personalities. Presidential hobbies, sports, virtues, and vices
all get a tongue-in-cheek airing in a book about the presidency that's
Appended are a list of personages featured in the illustrations, brief
biographical sketches of the presidents in chronological order, and
a short bibliography. "Historical tidbits in an attractive buffet."
Grades 1 - 4