Presidential Election Resources
Use these curated, nonpartisan teaching resources to help students learn about state, local, and federal election processes, understand the power of their voice and the vote, and become engaged participants in our nation’s constitutional democracy.
Our popular election teaching resources include: Worksheets, Games, Curriculum Units and Unit Guides, Lesson Plans (with teacher answer keys), PDFs, Customizable Google Slide Decks, Infographics, WebQuests, and more. Scroll down to check out all of our resources.
Your students may be too young to register to vote, but it’s never too early to learn about the voting process. In this activity, students will learn about how registration and voting work in their state, and create their own flyer.
iCivics Election Games
Put your students into the action with these election-focused civics games.
Presidential Election Lesson Plans
Dive into our election curriculum with these print-and-go lesson plans that include simulations, vocabulary development, graphic organizers, and active participation opportunities.
Mini-Lesson: The Presidential AgendaFor the winning candidate, campaign promises evolve into an official presidential agenda. And despite the doubting general public, 75% of agenda goals since Woodrow Wilson…
Mini-Lesson: The First 100 DaysEven presidents have to worry about making the grade! Discover the history behind the “First 100 Days” and its impact on the American presidency with this new lesson plan…
Customizable Google Slide Decks
We've converted some of our most engaging election lessons into customizable Google Slide Decks — ideal for PearDeck or Google Classroom! Make your own copy to use it as is or customize it to meet your needs.
Provide visually appealing, graphically concise, substantive overviews of key concepts using iCivics infographics.
Presidential Election Videos
Engage students with short, compelling videos about the role of the president and the importance of voting in elections.
Who Chooses the President?Article II of the Constitution creates the office of the President of the United States (POTUS), determines how they are selected, and states the oath of office where they swear to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Faithfully ExecuteArticle II of the Constitution gives powers to the president with the responsibility to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” including the most important – the Constitution itself.
Our VoicesCasting a vote may seem like a lifetime away for young people, but having your voice heard isn’t reserved for elections that happen after you turn 18. Teach kids what voting is and what happens if you fail to vote using this music video about a class election.
Differences, Disagreements, and DemocracyDifferences and disagreements are normal in a democracy. Teach kids about civil discourse and compromise through song! In this music video, Carla and Jade disagree about their school mascot, and Max helps them work it out.
Teaching ElectionsExplore how iCivics can help you place elections front and center in your civics classroom. Our resources are great to teach not only during presidential election season but also during or around any local or state election.
Help students connect civics concepts to the real world with these WebQuests that will guide them through pre-selected online resources to learn more.
Voting by Mail
Show your students what a mail-in ballot process is like and explore the advantages and disadvantages of mail-in elections.
Reapportionment & Redistricting
Do your students know how many representatives their state has in the U.S. House of Representatives? Do they know how that number is determined or if it's ever changed?
Who Represents Me?
Do your students know who represents them in federal, state, and local government, and how to get in touch with these representatives?
Have your students ever wondered what it would be like to be President of the United States? In this WebQuest, students will find out what the president does every day, who the president's helpers are, and how the president's job affects their lives.
Elections & Voting Unit
Introduce students to the electoral processes of the United States. Students will develop a strong foundation that will inform them of their choices and encourage civic involvement. The Elections and Voting Unit guides students to a deeper understanding of concepts and processes across the political spectrum through simulations, presentations, vocabulary-building activities, and a mock election.
State and Local Governments Curriculum Unit
Teach students about the importance of local elections by exploring what state and local governments do. This unit explores the powers held by the federal government and those reserved for the state government. Students will look closely at the state government structure and functions, lawmaking process, and discover local governments including county, municipal and tribal.
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