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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Folitical Fridays (2016 Election in the classroom)

As we all know, we are in an election year. In any presidential election year, I try to incorporate the election into my lesson plans for my classes, especially my US History course. This year I am trying something new. With the nation more focused than ever on the election and the intense “he said, she said”, I want to have my students look at the election and the candidates through their eyes, instead of the eyes of their parents, friends, Facebook, or the media.

 I plan to have lessons on the primary process, qualifications and the role of a president, views of the major parties and third parties, the Electoral College, role of media and social media, webquests, predictions, and a final map of the election outcome. Here’s to the craziest election I have ever witnessed! 

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