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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

Elections

Lindsay Burlas

ED 417-01

Developed for the Second Grade

standard
Standard
  • Government
    • 1) Identify leaders such as Mayor, Governor, and President, and explain how they are elected by the people.
objective
Objective
  • To have my students understand how elections work
  • To have my students understand who the Mayor, Governor, and President are.
activities
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
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
Duck For President
  • Read the book to the class
  • Discuss the book and election process
the president
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 Governor
the mayor
Is in charge of a city

Presides of the city council

Appoints the police of chief and fire chief

Mayor of Cincinnati

The Mayor
who is who
Who is Who
  • Students will write a paragraph about what the President, Governor, or Mayor does.
i want to be the president because
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
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
Websites for Students
  • Ohio Government
  • Project Vote Smart
  • Ohio Kids
  • Bens Guide To U.S. Government for Kids
  • Kids Voting USA