Monday, October 5

Elections Unit Study

We have elections every year, but the biggest are held every four years...and 2020 is an election year here in the United States.   It's a great time to dust off those civics lessons and teach them, when the kids can watch them being acted out (hopefully, appropriately) on center stage.  We've broken this into lower and upper grades sections...

First up are some great resources to use in an elementary setting this year - books, dvds, printable activities, and online activities.  I love how the movie Swing Vote shows exactly how important every single vote truly is!  

Non-fiction Books
Fiction Books
Printable Activities
Online Activities
For the upper grades setting, we're going further in depth on the same topics.  We're also looking at historic elections and voting data.

Non-fiction Books
    Printable Activities
    Online Activities
    The Electoral College

    Pick up a printable copy of this unit in the Humanities Unit Study Bundle!

    Includes seventeen unit studies covering history and language arts based topics. Each unit addresses a new topic, spanning ancient through modern history and various writing styles.
    • Each unit has introductory text, which will give the student basic background information about the topic at hand.
    • There are photographs and illustrations, and we have also included primary documents when available.
    • After this text, there are featured videos, which augment the background information and help make the topic more accessible for more visual students.
    • You will also find a short list of reading books.
    • There are vocabulary words, places, and people to identify.
    • Reading comprehension, critical thinking questions, and writing assignments are included.
    • We add fun with hands-on activities and extra videos to watch that will bring the era to life.
    • Some units also have cooking projects.
    These studies are directed toward upper grades students, but some have resources for younger students so that the whole family can work together. Our family has used unit studies as curriculum for many years, and we hope that your family will enjoy these, too!

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