Lesson Plan

Every election, candidates spend A LOT of money on their campaign. Do your students know where the candidates get that money and what they spend it on? Do they know how to find out? Use this printable campaign finance infographic/poster to show students the cost of running a campaign, and how the FEC can help hold candidates accountable.

Want a little more bang for your buck? Check out our Money Talks Google Slide deck and guide your students through the infographic with information and discussion for a fuller understanding of campaign finance.

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  • Understand how campaigns are funded and what candidates spend money on
  • Explore the role and purpose of the FEC in the electoral process


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