NSPME 2014 Guides
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 How to Do It: A Guide to the National Student/Parent Mock Election (30 downloads) : Ideas and suggestions for activities to accompany your participation in the National Student/Parent Mock Election. Helps teachers organize experiential education activities in any subject, and suggest strategies/events to affect attitudes and behavior through active involvement. Suggested activities include cable call-in shows, speeches, debates, quiz team competitions, mock press conferences, speechwriting, and school/neighborhood campaigns to increase voter turnout such as newsletters and posters.
Reports From the Real World (32 downloads) Reports from award-winning elementary, middle and high schools about what they did in the National Student/Parent Mock Election. Nearly 30 schools are profiled, along with their goals, highlights, strategies, quotes, resources, outcomes and much more.
Introduction to Government and Civics Curriculum outlines provided by the Pearson Foundation to help teachers bring full meaning to their students’ participation in the National Student/Parent Mock Election.
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