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Designing a Political Campaign

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders create an original political campaign complete with a party, ideology, slogan, poster, and brochure. They work in collaborative groups to complete this assignment using Microsoft Word and a drawing program.
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Understanding the Basics of Advertising

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Commercial breaks are a time to get up, stretch, and get a snack—but not so fast! Those advertisements are full of rhetorical devices, persuasive arguments, and media messages. Instead of fast-forwarding through the commercials this...
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May The Best Character Win

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine the financial committment to running a campaign. They discuss the difference between electroal and popular votes. They realize how involved a political campaign is!
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Lesson 8: Presidential Political Ads

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders participate in the political campaign process. For this civics lesson, 12th graders use the provided rubric and reference handouts to create their own presidential ad campaigns. This is day eight in a series of eleven...
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Case Study of a Campaign

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers read a case study of one campaign to discover how political campaigns addresses the needs of the voters. In groups, they answer questions related to the case and discuss how the commercials affect society as a whole. They...
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Propaganda

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Introduce your class members to propaganda techniques writers and advertisers use to influence their opinions. Each appeal is defined and illustrated with examples from current ads and political campaigns. Additional examples are...
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Analyzing the Language of Presidential Debates

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners analyze the language used in political debates. In this linguistic analysis lesson, pupils study various techniques used to convey meaning and extend that knowledge with analysis of several presidential debates.
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Comparing Canadian and U.S. Political Systems and Political Campaigns

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Pupils interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this political systems lesson, students conduct research to compare and contrast the forms of government in the United States and...
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Election 2005: Campaign Issues

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students take a closer look at the election of 2005. In this British politics activity, students listen to a lecture about the 2005 campaign and active citizenship. Students then create collages and news boards about the election. Older...
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Stand and Deliver

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Students take a closer look at the presidential election of 2004. In this American politics lesson, students visit selected websites to learn about the 2004 campaign and active citizenship. Students then create personality profiles for...
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Evaluating Political Advertisements

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How do interest groups try to influence elections? As part of their study of the election process, groups view 30-second advertisements produced by advocacy groups and use the provided worksheet to evaluate these ads. They then craft...
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Speech! Speech!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Critical thinkers consider how word choice in speeches impacts the meaning and effectiveness of the message being presented. They examine and respond to some of the speeches made at the 2004 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. 
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Where Did You Hear That?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Where did you hear that? is the driving question of a instructional activity designed to shed light on the reliable, and unreliable, news sources covering an election. Through grand conversation and media exploration, scholars examine...
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Evaluating Information: Focus on Election 2004

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Analyze what happens when two sources provide conflicting information with this lesson about the 2004 Presidential election. After viewing and discuss ads from the  campaign, middle and high schoolers view the website "factcheck," a...
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The 1992 Presidential Election

For Students 9th - 12th
Inform your learners about the election of President Clinton and the surrounding politics with an informational text. The text and four questions about it are included on this resource. Class members answer questions about the state of...
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Fighting The Horse Race: Creating Ads Which Explore 2008 Presidential Candidates & Issues

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What is advertising? What role does it plan in an election? Middle and high schoolers discuss advertising and its purpose by sifting through different magazines and discussing the products they find. Then they relate advertisements to...
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Lights, Camera, Campaign

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students employ their technology skills to produce campaign commercials. In this political campaign lesson, students discover the appropriate uses of video cameras and create fictitious campaign commercials.
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Sam Houston for President...Again

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discover the political career of Sam Houston. In this Texas history lesson, 4th graders research primary resources and create a modern-day version of Sam Houston's political campaign of the 1840s.
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Can You Hear Me Now? North Carolina's Pre-Registration Law

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know that in some states your pupils can pre-register to vote? Teach the advantages to pre-registering and engage the classroom in an intriguing discussion about youth voting trends. Class members participates in a live polling...
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Step Nine: Action Campaign

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's time to take action! Learners strategize their action campaigns by using the resource and past brainstorming activities from the series that help them pinpoint problems in their communities. They use included templates to get the...
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Propaganda Techniques

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students recognize and separate various techniques of propaganda.  In this propaganda lesson, students read a handout about the various types of propaganda and how it is used ina political campaign.
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Meet the Candidates

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In any election there are multiple candidates, but how do they compare to each other? Elementary scholars participate in group discussion to understand what political promises are and how they affect voting. The instructional activity...
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Elections, Money, and the First Amendment

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Those who spend the most, win.  Academics read informational text, participate in group discussion, and defend campaign reforms to understand the correlation between money, the First Amendment, and election results. The resource explains...
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A Guide to Political Donations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Voters determine the outcome of elections, but campaign donors can influence the attitudes of those voters. Explore nine examples of donors and the amounts of money they want to contribute, and the legal ways the groups can or cannot...

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