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What is a Democrat? What is a Republican? How are they elected to the United States Congress? What qualifies a candidate to run for office? What are their roles in Congress? This lesson is designed to encourage students to investigate these questions and decide which party best fits their political views. Students will use the Internet to research and identify the political views of each party and video production to create and record campaign commercials.


  • Educational Technology > General
  • Educational Technology > Integrating Technology into the Classroom
  • Educational Technology > Using Multimedia & the Internet
  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Current Events
  • Social Studies > Political Systems
  • Social Studies > United States Government

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


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