Lesson Plans: 2020 Election & Beyond

(click each lesson plan title for a printable pdf)
Becoming US President
Students will learn about the process to become president from launching a campaign to Inauguration Day by tracking candidates.
Candidate Book Report
Students will read and write a report about a candidate's book.
Candidate Flip Flop or Evolution
Students will analyze and evaluate candidate position changes.
Candidate Reflection Essay
Students will consider and write about their political opinions.
Do the Campaign Math
Students will explore the 2020 election candidates' finances.
Election Role-Playing Debate
Students will research a candidate's position in order to role-play debate.
Electoral College Philosophical Chairs Debate
Students will debate whether the Electoral College should be kept or abolished.
Meta Study: Political Brains
Students will examine scientific studies to come to a conclusion.
Political Issue Timeline
Students will trace a single political issue through presidential elections.
Write an Election Day Letter
Students will write a persuasive letter arguing whether to make Election Day a national holiday.

These election plans were made possible thanks to generous support from The Herb Block Foundation.