Election Day is right around the corner and with it comes some great learning opportunities! Even though your students are probably aware of the upcoming event, and they have almost certainly heard about this year’s presidential candidates, there may be some elements of the election that they do not understand. What better way to help them understand current events than hosting a mock election?
We at Simple Solutions have got your class’s presidential election covered. Check out all of our resources to help make your day at the polls a breeze.
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Want to do more with Election Day? Check out these other ideas!
Understanding the Election
- Take part in the election: When can you vote? When can you run for office?
- Compare this year’s candidates using these resources:
- Learn how the Electoral College really picks the President.
- Consider discussing the 15th, 19th, and 26th Amendments and how they played a role in who has the opportunity to vote.
“If you could” essays
- Write an essay about what you would do if you were president.
- What questions would you like to ask the candidate? Write an essay about why you think these issues are important, and how a candidate’s answer would influence your vote.