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All Aboard The Campaign Train!

* Students will use political terms and increase understanding of their meanings.
* Students will improve writing and communication skills.
* Students will express their opinions on issues, and compare them to the opinions of others.
* Students will compare and contrast factual information.
* Students will identify the geographic themes of place, location, and region.
* Students will work cooperatively to achieve tasks.
* Students will creatively express their ideas through the arts.
* Students will estimate distances between cities using an atlas.
* Students will estimate arrival and departure time based upon the distance and average speed of a train.
* Students will check their estimated distances by using Internet mapping sites.
* Students will become familiar with time zones and understand how they are important when calculating arrival and departure times when cities are in different locations.

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