Presidential Election

The path to the White House is long, difficult, and sometimes even treacherous. But how exactly does America pick its POTUS? Tag along with Rita and Moby as they follow the twists and turns of the campaign trail. General elections take place every four years, but presidential hopefuls spend months courting voters and vying for the endorsement of their party. They present their political platforms, and face off in state-by-state primaries. Candidates who garner the most support during these state contests are selected as the Republican and Democratic nominees. That's when the race really begins! Nominees choose vice-presidential running mates, engage in one-on-one debates, and develop strategies to secure crucial swing states—battlegrounds where most elections are won or lost. The candidate who captures the most nationwide electoral votes on Election Day becomes our president. They officially kick off their four-year term when they are sworn in on Inauguration Day. So press "Play" to see if Moby has what it takes to be our next Commander in Chief.

Parliamentary System Lesson Plan: Determining a Government for a New Country

In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 6-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to discover what a parliamentary system of government is and how it compares and contrasts with the system of government in the United States. Using what they learn about the two systems, students will write a speech persuading a new country to consider either a parliamentary system or a system like that of the United States.    This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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 President! Lesson Plan: The Role of the President of the United States

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore why the United States has a President and the role of the President in our government. Students will also learn the requirements for becoming the President, and explore how the President interacts with the three branches of government. 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 »

The Election Lesson Plan: Your Rights as a Citizen

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 »

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 »

Election Lesson Plan: Cast Your Vote!

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use BrainPOP resources to collect information on the two political parties and compare and contrast them. Students develop an understanding of the voting process and design a mock election. They then create materials to illustrate their own original political parties and platforms. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »
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  • Joanna Brown

    This collection is going to be so useful in our PBL with 5th graders.