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Pupils engage in a mock election to determine the lunch menu for their schools. The lesson simulates an election and gives academics an opportunity to create a campaign, as well as participate in the voting process. The role-play activities include creating campaign posters, presenting speeches, and participating in a class debate. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Arrange with school officials to allow a school-wide vote of the lunch menu 
  • Select an idea to implement in the classroom, such as more free time on Fridays  
Classroom Considerations
  • Fourth in a six-part series on voting; order of resources does not matter 
  • Requires additional supplies to complete the lesson 
  • Lesson simulates a real-life election process
  • The resource is adaptable depending on the grade level and resources available  
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