Presidential Election

Being President of the United States might be one of the coolest jobs in the world…but getting that job is no walk in the park! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby teach you everything you need to know about what happens in a presidential election. Take a closer look at the process that allows American voters to choose their leader every four years. Follow candidates from primaries to nominating conventions to Election Day, and learn all about things like tickets, platforms, and the Electoral College. See how one state and a few hundred votes made the difference in the 2000 presidential election, and look ahead to the election of the next President in 2008!
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The Electoral Process Lesson Plan: Win the White House Game

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP Jr. and/or BrainPOP resources to explore the electoral process, including primary and general elections and the Electoral College. Students use an online game to identify the influence of the media in forming public opinion and participate in a simulation of the election process. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

The President! Lesson Plan: The Role of the President of the United States

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore why the United States has a President and the role of the President in our government. Students will also learn the requirements for becoming the President, and explore how the President interacts with the three branches of government. See more »

The Electoral Process Lesson Plan: Path to Be the President

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the requirements to be President of the United States. Students will also investigate the basics of the election process and analyze data collected from a survey. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

The Election Lesson Plan: Your Rights as a Citizen

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-5, students use BrainPOP resources to explore their rights as citizens. Students will explain what a democracy is and its advantages and disadvantages, and make inferences about what America would be like without democracy.  Students then demonstrate their understanding of the voting process, political parties, and candidates through the creation of wikis. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Informed Voting Lesson Plan: Let’s Vote For Our President

In this multi-day lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-5, students use BrainPOP resources to talk, draw, and write about the rights and responsibilities of a good citizen. Students will identify and choose which presidential candidate they would vote for during the upcoming presidential election, and exercise the right to vote by dramatizing a presidential election. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

The Electoral Process Lesson Plan: Choosing the President of the US

In this two-day lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6 through 8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the full process of the presidential election. Students will analyze political beliefs and how they impact citizens' lives and the outcome of elections. They will also compare and contrast the two major political parties, and describe the opportunities for and benefits of civic participation. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Election Lesson Plan: Cast Your Vote!

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to collect information on the two political parties and compare and contrast them. Students develop an understanding of the voting process and design a mock election. They then create materials to illustrate their own original political parties and platforms. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Debates and Mock Elections Lesson Plan: Battle for the Presidency

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3 through 5, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the differences between the Democratic and Republican political parties. Students then create a presidential race within their school and perform the parts of a formal debate. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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