Lesson plans and classroom resources aligned to the Government curriculum.
Last Updated: May 5, 2011
- All Aboard The Campaign Train!
Based on a student-created itinerary, the students will map the cross-country campaign stops. The students will estimate arrival and departure times and the distance between stops using an atlas. The students will take time zones into consideration when calculating arrival and departure times. The students will check these estimates by using Internet mapping sites like MapQuest or Vicinity.
- Mr. Donn Political Party Lesson Plans and Resources
- PBS: Donkeys and Elephants and Voters, Oh My!
It is a difficult skill for students to recognize government at its national level. Also, the concept of political action, political parties and their role in the democratic process is hard to teach in a conventional way. These hands-on activities are designed to help students journey through politics from its "grass roots" to a national convention through the creation of a new political party and the development of the convention's national platform.
- The Electoral Process: Modern Political Parties and Elections
Students will brainstorm what they think they know about political parties. They will then take a diagnostic quiz on their understanding of the two different parties. They will proceed to research the positions of the two major parties on a list of issues. After viewing and recording answers on a PowerPoint presentation on American political parties, students will examine the Electoral College and its role in modern elections.