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 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
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