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Primary Election Political Parties Election Day Voting Election of the President Candidates National Conventions National Conventions - An Inside View Candidates at the Convention The Campaign Polling Places The Electoral College The Electoral Map The Inauguration

Election Day

Congressional Election and Organization: Sharing the Power
http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/polisci/
patterson/olc/stu/sa12.htm

Self -Assessment Quizzes -- Do your students understand the nature and relationship of congressional elections and organization? Find out by introducing these self-assessment multiple-choice and true-false quizzes.

Election Activities
http://www.abcteach.com/Elections/activities.htm
Ideas for classroom election activities.

Election Bookmarks
http://www.abcteach.com/Elections/bookmarks.htm
Run off on cardstock or laminate.

Election Fun Coloring Page
http://www.abcteach.com/Elections/color2.htm
Print and color.

Election KWL
http://www.abcteach.com/Elections/kwl.htm
Printout -- What do you know? What to you want to know? What have you learned?

Election Math Problems
http://www.abcteach.com/Elections/ELECTION%
20MATH%20WORD%20PROBLEMS.pdf

Read each problem carefully and look for keywords to help you know how to work the problem.

Election Scavenger Hunt
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/00-2/lp2085.shtml
Lesson Plan - Hunt through newspapers for a list of election-related news.

Elections...The American Way
http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/election/home.html
How have American elections changed over time? What similarities can we see in elections yesteryear and today? Find out!

Election Unscramble
http://www.abcteach.com/Elections/unscramble.htm
Print and unscramble the words that are related to elections.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Election: Editorial Cartoons
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/00-2/
lp2100.shtml

Lesson Plan - Create an editorial cartoon "museum" and explore the many meanings of those cartoons and create cartoons of your own.

Track the Polls
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/00-2/lp2108.shtml
Lesson Plan - Track poll results before Election Day.

USA Elections Interactive
http://www.abcteach.com/wordpuzzles/onlinepuzzles/election.html
Interactive crossword puzzle

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Election Day is a legal holiday in  Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia. Several other states have laws in place that allow workers time off to vote. A bill has been presented before the House of Representatives proposing to make Election Day a national holiday, called "Democracy Day."

Surf with Uncle Sam
Surf with Uncle Sam


Word Spy
Word Spy


Projects You Can Do

  • Child’s shoe box (Note: Use a box where the lid fits completely over the bottom.)
  • 3 sheets of white construction paper
  • ½ sheet red construction paper
  • 1 sheet blue construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Black marker
How to make it:

 

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