In this three-day simulation lesson, students explain the steps taken from party formation to national election. Harnessing skills gained from the Electoral Process lesson, students will act out the campaigning and voting process by simulating a real election in their own classroom.
Students will be able to:
More detailed Step by Step instructions can be found in the individual PDF documents, but here is an overview of the activities for each day.
DAY ONE Party Formation and Nominations: Assign students to a “party” and hold a primary election.
DAY TWO Campaigning: Students create campaign materials for their party and nominee.
DAY THREE Rules, Election & Reflection: Students create election rules, review ballot options, vote, and reflect on the “election” process.