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All Aboard The Campaign Train!

The students will take the fictional platform from the lesson “Donkeys and Elephants and Voters, Oh My!” to raise support for members of their party at the local, state and national levels while on the campaign trail. Based on a student-created itinerary, the students will map the cross-country campaign stops.

Voting! What’s It All About?

Before introducing the lesson, have students respond in writing to the prompt, “What I Know about Voting.” Allow students to write in any form they prefer: paragraphs, lists, or graphic representations. This information will be a guide to the discussion, so it’s important to do this writing before any reading or discussion about the voting process.