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Lesson 3: Part of Something Larger

Sometimes our candidate wins, sometimes they don’t. Either way, elections are simply a point in time on the continuum for change. Win or lose, the work continues and we need to hold elected officials accountable. This lesson was created in an effort to have students see their work as part of a larger movement for change.

Analyzing Power
Campaigns and Elections
Democr. Foundations
Learning Tools
Action Plan
Graphic Organizer
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)


Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)


Analyze the role of citizens in the U.S. political system, with attention to various theories of democracy, changes in Americans’ participation over time, and alternative models from other countries, past and present.


Analyze change and continuity in historical eras.

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