Friday, October 24, 2014

Elections and Election Day: Free Resources, Activities, Lessons, and more

Election Day is less than 2 weeks away and I thought you might like to know about some great resources to check out. Even though it is not a presidential election it is important for students to know that all elections are important. I live in a state where these mid-term elections are very important not just to the people of Florida but at the federal level as well. I'm sure that many of the elections where you live are as important as the ones here in Florida.

I found a great resource called Congress for Kids where you can find "I Spy" activities, Election Day Projects, Things to Think About and lots of fun activities about Elections, Voting, Candidates, and more. Just click on the image below to check it out.

Here's another good site for an Election Day Activities containing lots of vocabulary words, Introductory Lessons, The Importance of Voting, The Election and more. You can access it by clicking on the image below.
Of course you can always count on Scholastic for some great activities for all grade levels. They have activities for a class mock election. To check out all their free resources just click on the image below.
If you are looking for great lesson ideas for elementary, middle and high school students you might like to checkout this site called Growing Voters. Just click HERE.

Two years ago I created an Election Day Unit: Grades 2-3 for the presidential election. I just revised and updated it to make more applicable to all elections, the election process, and Election Day. It includes an original Shared Reading Book, Reading Texts and Comprehension Questions at the 2nd and 3rd Grade levels as you can see in the image below. Students will also write about the Main Ideas and Details of the the Reading Text: "Election Day" and find information about their own state elections.

I have also added a fun Election Trivia Scavenger Hunt Activity, new Picture/Word or Fact Cards Activity as well as new Opinion Piece Writing Prompts.
Just click on the image below to check out all the activities and materials in this packet. Just download the preview to see sample pages of all the reading texts and many of the other activities in this packet.

Finally the freebie for all of my followers and viewers. Election Day is great for a home-school connection activity. This packet includes the Follow your State and Local Elections chart you can see below. Students can talk about these with their parents and find information on the internet, TV, or the newspaper.
Then they will compare and contrast 2 candidates running for office by filling out this graphic organizer:
There is also a Venn Diagram and Student Writing paper included. You can download your free packet by clicking on the image below.
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I hope you will enjoy using them with your students. Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students.

 What kinds of activities do you do with your students?

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  1. WOW! What a bundle! You never let us down! Thanks for postign!

  2. Thank you. I just pinned this to share with others.

  3. Congress for Kids looks like a fun site!