Lesson Plan

No one gets elected in a day. Well... they do! But there's a lot that has to happen before the voters cast their ballot. In this lesson, students will learn how political campaigns work and all the steps a candidate has to take to get to election day. This lesson, including a spotlight on campaign contributions and the FEC, along with the practice activities will give your students a glimpse behind the scenes of a campaign.

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  • Describe the major components and timeframe of a presidential campaign
  • Identify factors that influence a campaign
  • Analyze the use of media in campaigns
  • Examine campaign finance, including the influence of finance laws and Court decisions


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