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Below is additional curriculum materials, beyond those that apply specifically to 2014, that teachers can use to guide their students' participation in the National Student/Parent Mock Election:

FOR ALL GRADE LEVELS

Learning to Choose: Fun ways to teach the very youngest among us about our government, the political process, the election, and learning to choose. Click on the individual links below.

Cover & Table of Contents (12 downloads)

Unit 1: Learning to Choose (12 downloads)

-- Unit 2: Our Government (11 downloads)

Unit 3: The Political Process (“Political Parties”) (12 downloads)

Unit 4: Political Communication (11 downloads)

Unit 5: The Election (10 downloads)

Site Evaluation (13 downloads)

The Declaration of Independence (11 downloads) : Suggested activities to explore the meaning of our founding charters.

Democracy

Voting

Citizenship

Political Party Origins

Political Parties

The U.S. Constitution

Cuéntame: Tell Me A Story (13 downloads) : Geared toward Spanish-speaking students and families, this guide helps prepare teachers to guide students in developing the skills and attitudes needed for active United States citizenship. This guide includes a step-by-step bilingual description of how to implement it.

 

MORE SUITABLE FOR ELEMENTARY GRADE LEVELS

What does the U.S. Constitution say about voting? (12 downloads)

 

Election Matters (Elementary School) (12 downloads) : Using the motivation and reward of the National Student/Parent Mock Election to teach reading skills. Written with a grant from the federal Department of Education.

Guide to the Electoral Process (Elementary Version) (11 downloads) : An abbreviated version of the full-size version mentioned under For All Grade Levels.

MORE SUITABLE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVELS AND UP

Civic Courage (14 downloads) : A guide to teaching music and civic education together through the National Mock Election. Includes profiles of several influential past presidents and other Americans, along with musical selections association with the passions of their times.

MORE SUITABLE FOR HIGH SCHOOL LEVELS AND UP

Election Matters (High School Level) (11 downloads) : Using the motivation and reward of the National Student/Parent Mock Election to teach reading and math skills. Written with a grant from the federal Department of Education.

Teacher’s Guide to American Indian Voting History (14 downloads) : An outline of the development off Indian citizenship and voting rights in the U.S. federal elections, with comparisons to some state and tribal elections. Includes references to the U.S. political system’s structure, comparisons with Indian practices, expanded focus on history, suggested activities and other references.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Tool Kit for Educators (11 downloads) : how to work with the media to provide motivation and reward for young learners, involve more parents, broaden students’ horizons, and increase their understanding of the 21st century.

Mock Election PR Tool Kit (12 downloads) : Provided by USA Today, this tool kit will help class and school leaders spread word about their students’ participation in the national Student/Parent Mock Election.

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TEACHERS ON THE NSPME
“This project immersed the students in the election/voting process, engaging them through research, creativity and expression.”