In Win the White House, students take on the role of presidential candidate from the primary season through to the general election. Players strategically manage time and resources to gain control of as many electoral votes as possible over a ten-week campaign. This can only be done by effectively communicating clear positions on issues, and mastering media and public appearances.
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-5, students use BrainPOP resources to explore their rights as citizens. Students will explain what a democracy is and its advantages and disadvantages, and make inferences about what America would be like without democracy. Students then demonstrate their understanding of the voting process, political parties, and candidates through the creation of wikis. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »