Lesson Plan


This lesson is designed as an introductory lesson in American elections. It focuses on the study of Federal, State, and Local elections processes and qualifications. The lecture activity introduces each type of election process and how a candidate would run for an election. The lesson includes a mock Federal, State, and Local election.


  • Educational Technology > General
  • Social Studies > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10




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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2012-02-22.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 0

Reviewer Comments:

While the standards are not explicitly addressed in this resource, the resource itself is strong and usable. Using the text, The Circuit, this resource includes a variety of research based activities. Literature circles are employed and specific guiding discussion questions are included. Discussions, connections, charts and mapping activities relate well to the book and are designed to help readers make connections and deeply delve into issues of poverty, the Mexican-American experience of following the crops, family, dignity, school, dreams, irony and culture. Employing the GETS model (geography, economic structure, technological developments, social systems), a multitude of issues are considered and integrated into the teaching of this novel. The interactive technology comment link is referred to and students will be engaging with one another in specific regulated ways, but the link is not yet hot.
Brianna Rizzo
April 16, 2013
I think that this is a great idea for a lesson plan. Running for public office is something that I think could be really engaging for students. I think you…

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