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Lesson 1: Elections 411

The purpose of this lesson is to inform students about the basics of the upcoming election, and to have them educate others.

Skills
Researching
Topics
Campaigns and Elections
Learning Tools
Digital Tool
Graphic Organizer
Storyboard
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.3

Write informative/ explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.7

Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.8

Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and over-reliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.

College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)

D3.1.9-12.

Gather relevant information from multiple sources representing a wide range of views while using the origin, authority, structure, context, and corroborative value of the sources to guide the selection.

D2.CIV.12.9-12.

Analyze how people use and challenge local, state, national, and international laws to address a variety of public issues.

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