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ELECTION UNIT STUDY IDEAS

For the United States Presidential Elections

Grades 3 to 8

The Best Unit Study Book I've found are:

  Candidates, Campaigns & Elections -

Wonderful resource to use with grades 3 to 8.  
Covers Activities, Projects & Literature Links.  Helps Students Build Election Vocabulary, Understand the Electoral College, Analyze Media Coverage, Simulate an Election and More!!  Plus contains a huge Poster.  This edition is new for this year. Get Students excited about elections with these engaging activities that include role-playing, interviewing, debating, and graphing.  Students with learn about all aspects of the election process, including voter registration, campaign finance, the Electoral College, media coverage and more more. Includes literature links, scavenger hunts, maps and charts for tracking results.   Really great resource.  

BOOK READING LISTS
 
This is a good starting point list of books to look into using for your Study.  Have Fun!!

VOTE!  by Eileen Christelow

So You Want to be President? by Judith St. George & David Small

The Voice of the People by Betsy and Guilio Maestro

The Vote:  making your Voice Heard by Linda Scher

Elections in the United States by David Heath

Electing the President by Barbara Feinberg

America Votes - How our President is elected  by Granfield

Running For Office: A Look at Political Campaigns by Sandy Donovan

Presidential Elections by Syl Sobel

Presidential Elections by Miles Harvey (this is a Cornerstones of Freedom book)
   Very good read.

The 2000 Presidential Election by Elaine Landau

How the U.S. Government Works - How they all come together to govern a nation
   by Syl Sobel

Landslide!  a Kid's Guide to the U.S. Elections - Find out how it all works by Dan Gutman

We the Kids - the Preamble to the Constitution of the U.S. by David Catrow
   A nice large picture book - Gives a nice feel to what we are as a nation.

   This list is just a starting point. You'll find other good books to use. 


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