Mini-Lesson: Midterm Elections

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Find out the differences between presidential and midterm elections with an informative resource. Pupils discuss the importance of midterms to the presidency and how midterms affect the balance of government branches. They also fill out multiple handouts and read articles about the midterms to get a clearer picture of the process and its importance.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Extend learning by showing clips from the most recent midterm election
  • Consider teaching the lesson around election season to make it feel even more relevant to scholars
Classroom Considerations
  • A free iCivics account is required to access the lesson materials
  • Requires devices with Internet access or the ability to project presentations to the class
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Uses real-world examples
  • Provides a variety of questions to test for comprehension
Cons
  • None