Running for Office – The Politics of Elections
This 3-in-l simulation begins with candidates deciding to run for office and ends with an election. Along the way your students do many of the activities common to political campaigns. The simulation is flexible. You can pick and choose which activities to do and how much time you want to spend.
Activities included are: Audience forum Student roles include:
Primary and general elections
Creating and airing commercials
Ad Cosultant/Graphic Artist
Social Media Guru
Activities included are:
Student roles include:
You can do a presidential, congressional or nonpartisan election campaign. Included with each campaign are a teacher’s guide, student instructions, the necessary forms, activity timelines, and evaluation and assessment materials.
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As a result of the 2012 census, the allocation of representatives and electoral college votes has been reapportioned to reflect population shifts and increases. Click here and here for updated electoral college pages (Tab #4).