Every November, American citizens head to the polls to elect, or reelect, government representatives at the local, state, and federal levels. While the act of voting is pretty straightforward, the history behind America’s democratic process and how the government works is more complex. Whether you’re looking for Election Day kindergarten activities or getting ready for the politics unit in your high school social studies class, use these activities and lessons to teach your students about voting, elections, and the government. From interactive note-taking activities to units, there are plenty of creative ways to teach students about these important topics and to help them become active and engaged citizens in the future.
Election Activities and Lessons for Your Classroom
Voting and elections are an essential part of American democracy. Check out these lessons and activities to help students understand the history and the fundamentals of the election process.
Election Printables by Education with an Apron
Grade Level: K-2nd
Voting Unit 1st/2nd Grade (TEKS & CCSS Aligned) by Happy Days in First Grade
Grade Level: 1st-3rd
Presidential Elections Process DIGITAL & PRINTABLE by Shelly Rees
Grade Level: 4th-7th
Voting Behavior Interactive Note-taking Activities by Apples and Bananas Education
Grade Level: 9th-12th
Civics Activities and Lessons for Your Classroom
Teach your students about how our government works, and answer any questions they may have about the role of each government branch and the U.S. Constitution with these activities and lessons.
3 Branches of Government-Distance Learning by Sailing into Second
Grade Level: 2nd-4th
US Constitution Activity Constitution Detectives by Wise Guys
Grade Level: 5th
Branches of Government by To the Square Inch- Kate Bing Coners
Grade Level: 5th-7th
The Three Branches Lesson: Separation of Powers and Montesquieu by Ms Social Studies Teacher
Grade Level: 5th-12th
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