Electing the President: How Do You Make Up Your Mind?Teachers' Edition: Grades 3-6 (Lesson Plans)
Duration: Multiple activities are provided depending on which activities you choose the lesson may be one 45-minute session to two 45-minute sessions.
Students will understand that choosing a President will require thoughtful analysis of their personal preferences, who is telling the truth, complicated issues and their willingness to look for answers.
Objectives: Students will be able to discuss issues, understand their personal preferences, compare and contrast different opinions based on facts, and match candidate’s platforms with their own priorities.
Essential Question: How does a student decide which Presidential candidate best matches their prioritization of issues?
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The Choosing a President PowerPoint contains multiple resources and activities so you can pick and choose according to your class, which items would be most appropriate. Depending on your choices, you can complete the lesson in one session to two sessions.
Pre-work for Session One: : (Analyzing student preferences- Stereotypes )
Session One: (Analyzing student preferences- Stereotypes )
If you have a SmartBoard you can have the students go up to the board to list their answers.
Pre-work for Session Two: : ( Deciding who is telling the truth? and Understanding complicated issues )
Session Two: ( Deciding who is telling the truth? and Understanding complicated issues )
Non-tech: paper, poster board or drawing paper, colored pens and/or pencils for “Drawing the President” assignment.
Teacher needs to have computer access to Internet.
Links are provided on the PowerPoint if students have access.
If students do not have access, teacher will need to make paper copies.
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