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CURRICULUM

Curriculum Table of Contents for the 2014 National Student/Parent Mock Election

The National Student/Parent Mock Election team, led by educational consultant Gloria Kirshner, provides teachers with a plethora of supporting material from numerous angles.

All NSPME curriculum material is created by experts in the fields of education, civics and government.

Below are quick links/descriptions to each curriculum document. For detailed descriptions of all curriculum material, please make use of our subpages (2014 Curriculum, More Curriculum, and Guides by Year).

2014 CURRICULUM

How to Do It: A Guide to the National Student/Parent Mock Election

Reports From the Real World

Introduction to Government and Civics (Elementary, Middle/Junior High, High School)

2014 Teachers’ Guide to the Issues

2014 Issues Guide: The Economy (Coming Soon)

2014 Issues Guide: Foreign Affairs (Coming Soon)

2014 Issues Guide: Education (Coming Soon)

The Ethics of Democracy:  Critical thinking about the importance of ethics to a democracy.

FOR ALL GRADE LEVELS

The Declaration of Independence

Learning to Choose: A five-section look at our government, including political parties, political communication and elections.

Cuéntame: Tell Me A Story: A bilingual version of the National Student/Parent Mock election geared toward Spanish-speaking students.

MORE SUITABLE FOR ELEMENTARY GRADE LEVELS

What does the U.S. Constitution say about voting?

Election Matters (Elementary Version): Teaching reading to elementary students through the National Student/Parent Mock Election

Guide to the Electoral Process (Elementary Version)

MORE SUITABLE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL / JUNIOR HIGH LEVELS AND UP

Civic Courage: Civics and music education for middle school students.

MORE SUITABLE FOR HIGH SCHOOL LEVELS AND UP

Election Matters (High School Version): Teaching reading and math to high school students through the National Student/Parent Mock Election.

Teacher’s Guide to American Indian Voting History

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Tool Kit for Educators

Mock Election PR Tool Kit

SUPPORTING MATERIAL BY ELECTION YEAR

2012

2010 Teachers Guides to the National Student/Parent Mock Election Issues Forum:

2010 Issues Ballot

2010 Issues Guide: The Economy

2010 Issues Guide: Energy

2010 Issues Guide Student Energy Handout

2010 Issues Guide: Health Care

2010 Issues Guide: Immigration Reform

2008 Teachers’ Guide to the National Student/Parent Mock Election Issues Forum:

2008 Teachers’ Guide to the National Student/Parent Mock Election Issues Forum

2008 Issues Ballot

2008 Issues Ballot (Teaching Version): Helps develop critical thinking skills as part of the decision-making process.

2008 Issues Guide: The Economy

2008 Issues Guide: Energy

2008 Issues Guide: War

2008 Issues Guide: Health Care

2008 Issues Guide: Education

2006 Teachers’ Guide to the National Student/Parent Mock Election Issues

2006 Issues Guide: The War in Iraq

2006 Issues Guide: Immigration Reform

2006 Issues Guide: Energy and the Environment

2006 Issues Guide: America’s Economy

2004 Teachers’ Guide to the National Student Parent Mock Election Issues

2004 Issues Guide: The Environment

2004 Issues Guide: Education

2004 Issues Guide: Economics and Corporate Ethics

2004 Issues Guide: Homeland Security

2004 Issues Guide: Health Care

2002 Teachers’ Guide to the National Student/Poarent Mock Election Issues

2002 Issues Guide: Homeland Security / The “War on Terror”

2002 Issues Guide: The Economy

2002 Issues Guide: Education

2002 Issues Guide: The Environment and Energy

2002 Issues Guide: Health Care

INTERNET RESOURCES

Bill of Rights Foundation www.billofrightsinstitute.org

CIVNET: worldwide online civic education community featuring civic educators, scholars, policy-makers, civic-minded journalists, non-governmental organizations, and others promotion civic education worldwide. Administered by CIVITAS International. www.civnet.org

Debate Watch www.debates.org

Google Election Tools for Teachers: www.ilearntechnology.com and http://googleblog.blogspot.com. Covers explaining the political process, teaching about issues and candidates, encouraging student expression, and sharing knowledge with others.

National Public Radio www.npr.org/politics

National Constitution Center www.constitutioncenter.org

Surveys from around the U.S. www.surveyusa.com