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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?

Students will

  • 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.