In this three-day mock election simulation lesson, students explain the steps taken from party formation to national election. Harnessing skills gained from the Electoral Process lesson, students will act out the campaigning and voting process by simulating a real election in their own classroom.

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Politics and Public Policy - Newsela Text Set



Students will be able to...

  • Explain the steps taken from the primary season to the election through scaffolded activities.
  • Demonstrate the voting process in primary and class wide elections.
  • Describe the impact of an election at the classroom level in an open response activity.
  • Engage in a simulated democratic process.


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