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Lesson Plans - History

Improving Elections in the United States

This lesson plan is designed to be used with the film, Election Day, which shows the experiences of a number of people in various parts of the United States on Election Day 2004.

Election Day

• Students will be able to explain the history and significance of Election Day.

• Students will express their opinion about the importance of voting.

Graph the Presidents At Inauguration: How Old Were They?

Students graph the presidents’ ages at inauguration. Who was the youngest president? the oldest?

The Electoral College

When has the Electoral College been a deciding factor in an election?

The 1828 Campaign of Andrew Jackson and the Growth of Party Politics

In this unit, students analyze changes in voter participation and regional power, and review archival campaign documents reflecting the dawn of politics as we know it during the critical years from 1824 to 1832.