bjhelection2000 Beck Junior High Election 2000 Beck Junior High
 Hit refresh/reload for latest version of this page. Here are a few generic ideas for integrating the election into your classroom. Also, see Link #5 below to search Filamentality and two other online lesson plan archives. Type in "election" and receive back over 70 lesson ideas!!  Please quickmail your ideas to Debbie Ciocca.  I will incorporate them into this resource page. Math > Electoral College:  See link #2 below for information  on the state-by-state breakdown of electoral votes.    These numbers can be used to show how key states  influence the election.   > Post-election:  Compare the number of electoral votes  received by the candidates to the popular vote, determine  percentages, etc. > Incorporate election terminology/scenarios into word  problems. (Candidate A received 48% of the vote, Candidate  B received 52%.  If the total number of people voting was  X, how many people voted for Candidate A?) > Conduct classroom poll on a selected topic.  Analyze the  results.  This will introduce the students to the idea  of polls.   > Once the election is over, disaggregated information on  KISD/BECK voting patterns will be forwarded to our    campus.  These statistics can then be analyzed, used for  word problems, etc. Language Arts > Use personification to explore an election topic.  This is  a variation on a lesson called "The Cane" where a    cane describes an historical event.  For the  election, students can write from the perspective of  a voting booth, a U.S. flag, or The Bill of Rights. > Incorporate election terminology into vocabulary lists and  classroom activities.  (inauguration, gerrymander).  See  link #4 below for a list of common election terms. > Journal entries - give them an election-related prompt  and have them explore their feelings/opinions on issues  relevant to their age group.  Next have them look at the  same issue from another perspective. > Use newspaper articles on the election in classroom  activities. > Persuasive Writing:  Have the students write a persuasive  letter to a fictional candidate attempting to influence  the candidate's view on a political issue (the environ-  ment, education).   Science > Brainstorm issues relating to conservation and the  environment.  Discuss the various candidates' positions  on these issues.   > Have students compose a letter to one of the candidates.  This letter can call attention to the long-term effects  of present-day environmental policies. > See Link #3 below for information on the environment as  an election issue.   Art > Create campaign posters or "Get Out and Vote" posters  (We are having a contest through advisory in October.) > Symbolism:  Use campaign posters or political cartoons  to analyze the use of art and symbolism in an election. Music > Incorporate songs with a patriotic theme into repertoire.   Homemaking > Bake Uncle Sam Cookies (and distribute to teachers)!!
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