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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

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Elections

Lindsay Burlas

ED 417-01

Developed for the Second Grade


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Standard

  • Government

    • 1) Identify leaders such as Mayor, Governor, and President, and explain how they are elected by the people.


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Objective

  • To have my students understand how elections work

  • To have my students understand who the Mayor, Governor, and President are.


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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.


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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


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Duck For President

  • Read the book to the class

  • Discuss the book and election process


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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


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He is in charge of the state

Presides over the state legislature

Ted Strickland

The Governor


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Is in charge of a city

Presides of the city council

Appoints the police of chief and fire chief

Mayor of Cincinnati

The Mayor


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Who is Who

  • Students will write a paragraph about what the President, Governor, or Mayor does.


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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


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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


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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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