Cast Your Vote Extension Pack

Make your students’ gameplay more meaningful by using our activity and assessment set designed specifically for Cast Your Vote. This easy-to-use Extension Pack helps you give context and purpose to the game, as well as reinforce and assess the game concepts. That means deeper learning for students and best practices around game-centered learning for you! This Extension Pack includes a Google Slides deck that is designed for use with projectors or interactive whiteboards.

This Extension Pack now includes English language learner (ELL) supports. We've included tips and practice that help make differentiated instruction a breeze. Best of all, new instructional scaffolds now mean this lesson is adaptable for a wide range of learners!


  • Establish, explain, and apply criteria useful in selecting political leaders
  • Evaluate candidates based on their qualifications, experience, voting record, endorsements, and messaging
  • Evaluate information and arguments from various sources to identify positions taken by candidates on issues
  • Compare different perspectives and prioritize issues according to personal views


Downloadable Resources

Resources for this lesson are available in print and digital form. A free teacher account is required to access them.