Educator Resources for Win the White House

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.

From Primary to General Election Lesson Plan: Win the White House

In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students first watch the movie Presidential Election and then play Win the White House. The game invites students to take on the role of a presidential candidate from primary season through the general election, strategically managing time and resources to win as many electoral votes as she or he can over the 10-week campaign. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

The Electoral Process Lesson Plan: Path to Be the President

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the requirements to be President of the United States. Students will also investigate the basics of the election process and analyze data collected from a survey. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Informed Voting Lesson Plan: Let’s Vote For Our President

In this multi-day lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-5, students use BrainPOP resources to talk, draw, and write about the rights and responsibilities of a good citizen. Students will identify and choose which presidential candidate they would vote for during the upcoming presidential election, and exercise the right to vote by dramatizing a presidential election. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

The Electoral Process Lesson Plan: Choosing the President of the US

In this two-day lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6 through 8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the full process of the presidential election. Students will analyze political beliefs and how they impact citizens' lives and the outcome of elections. They will also compare and contrast the two major political parties, and describe the opportunities for and benefits of civic participation. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Debates and Mock Election Lesson Plan: Battle for the Presidency

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3 through 5, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the differences between the Democratic and Republican political parties. Students then create a presidential race within their school and perform the parts of a formal debate. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »
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