Lindsay Burlas - Wright State University

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Elections
Lindsay Burlas
ED 417-01
Developed for the Second Grade
Standard
► Government
 1) Identify leaders such
as Mayor, Governor, and
President, and explain
how they are elected by
the people.
Objective
► To
have my students
understand how
elections work
► To have my students
understand who the
Mayor, Governor, and
President are.
Activities
► Read as a class Duck for president.
► Class will discuss the roles of the president,
governor, and mayor
► The students will write a paragraph about either
the president, the governor, or the mayor and
what they do.
► The students will have to write a paragraph about
why they would want to be president and what
they want to do, or why they would not want to
be president.
► Class will simulate the voting process.
Materials
► The
book, Duck for President By: Doreen
Cronin
► Two pieces of writing paper per student
► Markers, crayons, and pencils
► Voter Registration Card
► Election Ballots
► Ballot Box
► Tally board
Duck For President
► Read
the book to the
class
► Discuss the book and
election process
The President
►
►
►
►
Is the head person over
the United States
Approves or denies the
laws that congress makes
Meets with the leaders of
other countries
Requirements:
 Must be 35 years old
 Natural Born citizen
 Live in the U.S for 14 Years
The Governor
►
►
He is in charge of the state
Presides over the state
legislature
►
Ted Strickland
The Mayor
Is in charge of a city
► Presides of the city
council
► Appoints the police of
chief and fire chief
►
► Mayor
of Cincinnati
Who is Who
► Students
will write a
paragraph about what
the President,
Governor, or Mayor
does.
I want to be the President
because….
► Students
will write reasons why they would
like to be president and what they would
like to accomplish as president
► If a student would not like to be president,
they can also write about that and why not
► After students are done writing, they will
gather around the authors chair and take
turns reading what they wrote
Simulating Voting
► Asks
students to make a decision about what
game they are going to be playing at recess and
get some volunteers to give their game
► Make a list of the games to vote on
► Have students fill out voter registration cards
► Then have students fill out ballots to vote and
drop them in the ballot box
► Choose two students to tally the votes on the
board
► Conclusion: announce the winning game
Websites for Students
►
Ohio Government
►
Project Vote Smart
►
Ohio Kids
►
Bens Guide To U.S.
Government for Kids
►
Kids Voting USA
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