Showing posts with label Mock Election. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mock Election. Show all posts

Friday, October 12, 2012

iSideWith Helps You Pick a Presidential Candidate

With the U.S. Presidential Election less than one month away many schools across the United States will be hosting or participating in mock elections over the next few weeks. iSideWith could help your students identify a candidate whose ideas they are most likely to agree with. Students work through a series of questions on issues of social welfare, economics, science, and international affairs. Based upon their answers iSideWith shows students how similar or different they are compared to six presidential candidates.

Applications for Education
If you're hosting a mock election in your school, your students might want to use iSideWith to learn a bit about all of the presidential candidates not just Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

National Student/ Parent Mock Election

The National Student/Parent Mock election is being held on October 30, 2008. You can register your school to participate on the School Perceptions website. Even if you're school doesn't participate in the national mock election, you should still explore the curriculum materials that found on the National Mock Election website. In the curriculum section of the National Mock Election website teachers will find pdf's of lesson plan resources as well as a short animated movie and quizzes for students.

Applications for Education
The National Student/ Parent Mock Election provides a number of ways to get involved. If you're a classroom teacher I encourage you to visit the "how to get involved" for educators page for ideas about carrying out the election in your school. One way to get parents involved and modeling good citizenship would be to have mock election ballots available when they drop their students off at school.