This lesson begins a process of helping students visualize their town’s government as a very important part of their everyday existence—a part that they can influence.
Students create maps with a color key showing election night returns.
An experiment drives home to students the importance of voting!
In these role-plays, students act as elected officials who must vote on five bills that relate to special interests of groups that financed their campaigns. How will they vote?
Students learn a lesson in media literacy!