Politics and Public Policy

This unit is designed to provide students with an introduction to the electoral processes of the American political system. Students will develop a strong foundation that will inform them of their choices and encourage civic involvement. The Politics and Public Policy unit guides students to a deep understanding of concepts and processes through simulations, presentations, vocabulary-building activities and a mock election.

The Poll Picture (Infographic)

Public opinion polls can give insight into people's priorities and opinions, and give candidates and the media a sense of the whole picture.

The Spectrum of State Election Laws (Infographic)

Election laws vary by state. Where do your state's laws fit on the wide spectrum of election laws across the country?

Peaceful Transfer of Power (Infographic)

For over two centuries, American political offices have peacefully transferred power after every election.