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 Issues Guide: The Ethics of Democracy: Critical thinking about the importance of ethics to a democracy.
FOR ALL GRADE LEVELS
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
Election Matters (Elementary Version): Teaching reading to elementary students through the National Student/Parent Mock Election
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.
SUPPORTING MATERIAL BY ELECTION YEAR
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
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