Help students understand the election process (and get involved!) with these quick, easy, and engaging activities that teach about how we elect our leaders; the presidency; the rights and responsibilities of voting; the differences between local, state, and national government; and more. Includes a write & read mini-book, election time line, polling and graphing activities, literature links and Web site connections, and a bright poetry poster! Revised and updated for 2012!
Easy-to-Make Voting Booth
To stage an even more realistic election setting, create a voting booth in your classroom. Attach a length of string between the walls of one corner of your classroom. Make a curtain by taping crepe paper streamers to the string. Use red, white, and blue, or your school colors. Inside the booth, place a small table or student desk, pencils, and a ballot box (a box with a slot cut in the lid). Let students take turns going into the booth to vote in private!