Use the Venn Diagram to compare candidates or issues in the election.
Lesson Plan and Activities - Understand the role of
political parties in our democracy, by participating in one of the
primary activities of any party, writing a platform.
My Party - Exploring the Similarities and Differences Between the
Democratic and Republican Platforms
Lesson Plan - Compare and contrast the
Republican and Democratic party platforms and then participate in
a mock press conference and write editorial pieces for your school
or local newspaper.
Informed Decisions - Assessing Where Political Candidates Stand
on Important Issues
Two-day Lesson Plan - investigate several
ways in which Americans can become informed voters. Students will
discuss various issues of importance in the 1998 congressional and
gubernatorial elections, create comparison charts of their states'
candidates' positions on these issues, and decide which candidate
they would vote for based on this information.
the United States Enact a Constitutional Amendment to Prohibit Flag
WebQuest - Gregory Lee Johnson was arrested for burning
a flag during protest outside the Republican National Convention
in Texas. As a recently elected U.S. Senator, you will be asked
to vote on this issue, which is very important to many of your constituents.
Before voting, you must learn about the arguments on both sides
and make an informed decision. Then you will vote on this issue:
Should the United States enact a constitutional amendment to prohibit
An issue is an idea or belief that a candidate or party supports.
Think about the things that are important to you in this election.
What would you want the important issues to be. Why?
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