Each day: learn, think, reflect about our governmental process. Write a blog post about what you learn. We will play games, read, and discuss the two-party system. You will form groups and create your own platform. Our goal is to learn about our government, political parties, and political party platforms (see Big Idea and Essential Questions below).
Second: Pro-Con quiz on your ideas and the candidates -- start thinking about the issues.
Our Government was founded upon basic principles articulated in the Charters of Freedom (the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights). The purpose of our constitutional government is to protect the rights of individuals and promote the greater good; and the powers of our government are limited, and organized by a division of powers among the legislative, executive and judicial branches, and between cities, states and the nation.
Essential Questions for Students
Our lessons: National Student Mock Elections for Middle School. I will guide you through.
My District -- find your district.
Check out official political party websites or local offices to learn more
about their platforms.