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.
- Introduce your class to the presidential election race of 2012.
- 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.
- Encourage your class to create their own campaign posters for a school or general election using this handy template.
- -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.
- 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.
- A fun starter or plenary activity — pupils must unscramble the names of US presidents since 1945.
- In this lesson students investigate national election stump speeches and then create their own.
- A lesson examining the powers of the president that encourages students to gain a deeper understanding.
- Information on Barack Obama aimed at lower ability Key Stage 3 pupils. Includes points to consider and questions aimed at developing writing techniques.
- A PowerPoint presentation about the United States and the 2012 elections.