The US Presidential Election

 

As citizens across the US decide whether to vote in President Obama for a second term or send Mitt Romney to the White House, take a look at TES’ collection of fabulous, free teaching resources to help you take your class through the elections and the impact of the US presidency.

US presidential election 2012 presentation

  • Introduce your class to the presidential election race of 2012.

Voting: power and exclusion

  • Help pupils learn about the consequences of being denied the right to vote and that all political systems are underpinned by beliefs about power and people.

Vote for me

  • Encourage your class to create their own campaign posters for a school or general election using this handy template.

Who holds the power in the US political system?

  • -A lesson asking pupils to consolidate what they have learned about the US constitution so far and to make judgments as to who holds the power.

Slogans in presidential elections

  • A lesson asking pupils to consolidate what they have learned about the US constitution so far and to make judgments as to who holds the power.

American presidents

  • A fun starter or plenary activity — pupils must unscramble the names of US presidents since 1945.

Address America: your six-word stump speech

  • In this lesson students investigate national election stump speeches and then create their own.

Powers of the president

  • A lesson examining the powers of the president that encourages students to gain a deeper understanding.

Barack Obama worksheet

  • Information on Barack Obama aimed at lower ability Key Stage 3 pupils. Includes points to consider and questions aimed at developing writing techniques.

US assembly election time

  • A PowerPoint presentation about the United States and the 2012 elections.