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Ch 3: Voting & Elections Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

This chapter can help you create entertaining lessons that ensure your students understand voting and elections. Enjoy access to teacher resources offering tools and instructional strategies you can use to enhance your curriculum development and simplify the lesson planning process.

Voting & Elections Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

Getting students excited about voting and elections can be challenging as an educator. Fortunately, this chapter is filled with lesson plans and other teacher resources that can help you quickly and easily prepare fun and engaging lessons exploring these topics. In the lesson plans are learning objectives, activity ideas, vocabulary terms and other tools. Utilize this chapter to prepare lessons covering topics that include:

  • Participation in government
  • Suffrage
  • Voting and how it works
  • Election process
  • The Electoral College

Accessing these teacher resources in one convenient location can cut down your research time and simplify the process of developing your curriculum and planning lessons. Additional tools like companion lessons and multiple-choice quizzes can serve as supplemental learning materials that deepen your students' voting and election knowledge.

How It Helps

  • Discussion topics or questions: Provides topics or questions you can share with students to encourage participation in the classroom
  • Class or homework assignments: Offers ideas for voting and elections assignments you can give your students during class or have them complete at home
  • Curriculum standards: Makes sure the lessons you create using resources in this chapter match education standards associated with voting and elections

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning voting and elections lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific voting and elections topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your government class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related voting and elections lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important voting and elections concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant voting and elections-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

19 Lessons in Chapter 3: Voting & Elections Lesson Plans
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Voting Lesson Plan for Elementary School

1. Voting Lesson Plan for Elementary School

In this lesson plan you'll find resources to teach your students about the voting process. Students ask questions and locate answers in text lessons, then apply ideas to a real-life voting process.

Election Process Lesson for Kids

2. Election Process Lesson for Kids

Have you ever noticed signs in yards and businesses asking people to vote for a particular person or issue? Maybe you've even see people on street corners waving and holding these signs. Read on to find out what that's all about.

Election Day Lesson Plan

3. Election Day Lesson Plan

This lesson plan provides teachers with activities for informing students about the election process. Students will read a text lesson and participate in a mock election.

How Voting Works: Lesson for Kids

4. How Voting Works: Lesson for Kids

One of your greatest rights as an American citizen is the right to vote. Come learn the basics of the voting process, with a focus on the who, what, when, where, why and how.

Participation in Government Lesson Plan

5. Participation in Government Lesson Plan

In this lesson, introduce students to the concept of political participation. Students will define and give examples of political participation and develop their ideas through various discussions. The lesson ends with a writing assignment about the importance of political participation.

What is Political Participation? - Definition, Forms & Examples

6. What is Political Participation? - Definition, Forms & Examples

Through this lesson, you will learn what defines political participation, explore some examples, and gain insight into why political participation matters in democratic societies.

Suffrage Lesson Plan

7. Suffrage Lesson Plan

What's the history of voting rights, or suffrage, in the United States? Teach your students the history and evolution of suffrage with this lesson plan that uses an informational text lesson to guide concepts and prompt discussions. Finish strong with a quiz and hands-on activity.

Suffrage: Definition, History, Timeline & Amendments

8. Suffrage: Definition, History, Timeline & Amendments

This lesson will examine the history of the right to vote throughout United States history, as well as the Constitutional amendments that expanded this right to make voting more democratic.

Presidential Succession Lesson Plan

9. Presidential Succession Lesson Plan

What happens if the president of the United States is unable to do his job? This lesson plan uses a text lesson to explain key facts about the presidential line of succession. An activity helps to make it real for students.

The U.S. Presidential Line of Succession

10. The U.S. Presidential Line of Succession

When an individual person serves in a pivotal role, such as the president of the United States, you need to know exactly what to do if that person cannot serve the nation. In this lesson, we'll learn the constitutional answer to who steps up if the U.S. president cannot serve.

Electoral College Lesson Plan

11. Electoral College Lesson Plan

Use this Study.com lesson plan to teach your students about Electoral College voting. Have students practice calculating votes, participate in a mock voting session, debate efficacy of the process, and propose a reform model.

Electoral College Lesson Plan for Elementary School

12. Electoral College Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Students will have fun learning about the history and process of the electoral college in this engaging lesson plan. After learning how this process works, students will have a mock election using their own electoral college.

Electoral College: Lesson for Kids

13. Electoral College: Lesson for Kids

The right to vote is one of the most powerful rights granted to you as a citizen of the United States, so it is important that you understand the electoral college. Come and learn about the process, its history, and pros and cons in this lesson.

The United States & International Relations Activities

14. The United States & International Relations Activities

These activities can help introduce students to the complex world of international relations. Through these activities students will gain a sense of the issues that arise during negotiations.

United States Political Parties Activities for High School

15. United States Political Parties Activities for High School

If you are trying to help your students understand politics and government in the United States, you will want them to know about political parties. This lesson offers some activities that will support this instruction.

Voters & the Presidential Election Lesson Plan

16. Voters & the Presidential Election Lesson Plan

What types of factors influence voters in the presidential election? This lesson plan explores this question with the assistance of a video lesson. A fun activity places students in the role of pollsters.

The American Electoral Process Activities

17. The American Electoral Process Activities

Helping students understand the American electoral process is an important part of teaching them to become engaged citizens. This lesson offers activities that will keep students engaged as they learn about this process.

Voting & Elections in the United States Activities for High School

18. Voting & Elections in the United States Activities for High School

The topic 'voting and elections' is a great one to have your students practice being responsible US citizens. This lesson gives you a few ideas for activities your students can do to understand this complex process.

Voting Rights Act Lesson Plan

19. Voting Rights Act Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students will learn about the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and participate in a mock presentation to Congress about the need for equal voting rights.

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