Elections 2012

by Helen Joyce
New Edition Updated for 2012 Elections Available Now!

The Elections 2012 course is a complete simulation of the process of electing officials in the American political system. It includes a school-wide political campaign, election rally and culminates in a mock election. It is designed for numerous types of elections - U.S. Presidential, Gubernatorial, Congressional or local positions. As they create a microcosm of the actual election process, students take on the role of the leading candidates and, with their campaign staffs, coordinate an interdisciplinary program that includes a number of other departments. The course goes well beyond the confines of the Elections class and will include virtually every student and faculty member in the school.

The lesson plans provide clear directions to both the new and experienced teacher. The activity book provides exciting hands-on activities for the students, from the development of primary elections to the dividing of the school into electoral districts or precincts. The assessments are varied and include both traditional and non-traditional means of grading student work. Included in the course are methods of research and citing sources. Class notes are available as transparencies or in PowerPoint format. Two separate pacing guides allow the teacher to accommodate the course to a semester length class of 45-55 minute classes or a mini-course of one quarter 90-minute block classes. The latter may be used to simulate a specific election and coordinate it to the actual election time table in the fall.

The author has been an educator – both as a classroom teacher and high school administrator for over thirty years. In both capacities, she and her programs have received statewide recognition by the New Hampshire Principals’ Association, local school boards and the media.

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1) Using Film in the Social Studies: World History, and
2) Using Film in the Social Studies: Government

Complete Teacher Manual and Student Book - pricing below

Table of Contents:

  1. Organization/Political Party Affiliation
  2. Campaign Issues and Research
  3. Assigning Simulation Roles and Responsibilities/Primary Elections
  4. Qualifications for Office
  5. The Election Process
  1. The Political Campaign
  2. Candidates' Speeches and Campaign Literature
  3. The Role of the Media
  4. The Election Rally/Mock Election
  5. Final Assessment

These instructional support materials (available in print or eBook versions), regularly updated, cover the complete course (at regular, honors, AP and IB levels), whether it be semester, year or 2-year (IB) with daily support for all aspects of instruction. The Teacher’s Edition includes a syllabus; correlation to standards; daily pacing guide; detailed daily lesson plans; teacher edition of student activity book or lab manual with answers; class notes in PDF (for use as color overheads) and/or editable PowerPoint's (for use with light projector or smartboard); and complete editable assessments. Classroom sets include 25 printed student books and Teacher Edition with DVD. Samples are available for each course (including complete short-term limited screen view versions in eBook format upon request). After purchase of the Teacher Edition in any of the various editions, student activity books or lab manuals are available for individual purchase. Although the online eBook version is screen view only, other versions are available that allow printing student material. Click here for details.

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Teacher Edition Subscription - eBook Version
screen view files only, typically purchased with student eBooks, timely delivery to qualified purchasers, includes 3 times email access to a mentoring teacher
Qty: $199 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-881-4
Teacher Edition Subscription Printed Version
Teacher Manual
Includes 3 times email access
to a mentoring teacher.
Qty: $249 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-354-3
Class Set with perpetual license - Printed Version
includes printed teacher manual, 25 printed student books and 3 times email access to a mentoring teacher.
Qty: $599 US

Page count is Teacher Edition and number of Student Books.
Class Set download files
ISBN: 978-1-59657-882-1
Student eBook
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Qty: $15 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-492-2
Printed Student Book
concurrent or prior Teacher Edition purchase is required.
Qty: $18 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-355-0
Mentoring Teacher Program Subscription
This subscription allows for 25 times email
access to the mentoring teacher
for 370 days or end of next school year whichever is longer if purchased after Dec. 1
concurrent or prior Teacher Edition purchase is required
Qty: $200 US

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