Subject: Social Studies
Type: 1 Lesson Plan
Materials Needed: pencil & crayons/colored pencils
CCSS: CCSS.W.5.1, CCSS.RI.5.1, CCSS.5.OA.A.2
Lesson Plan Description
This is a 1 hour, lightly scripted, Social Studies lesson is geared towards 4th grade or 5th grade students. It answers the Essential Question: What are the functions of a governing society?
- Learn about the electoral college and the importance of the voting process.
- Be Involved in a simulated voting experience.
The lesson provides the opportunity for a multi-day exercise where students campaign for positions in their classroom.
Addresses the Civics 3-5 subject: Explain how a democracy relies on people’s responsible participation, and draw implications for how individuals should participate.
***Optional Cross Curricular Extension Activities for Reading, Math, and Writing.