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Lesson: Election 2008


Author: Susan H
Subject Area:
Grade Level: 1 - 12

Introduction

This lesson is about the 2008 Presidential Election. You will learn more about the variety of political parties running candidates for president.

Goals

Understand political parties Compare political platforms Select a candidate who's views best match yours and tell why

Directions

View these sites below to develop background about political parties and to start your research.


Background Builder Background

Title: Political Parties - the convention URL: http://people.howstuffworks.com/political-convention.htm
Directions:



Vocabulary Builder Vocabulary


Message: Look for these words while doing your research
Vocabulary Words:
political party
Democrat
Republican
convention


Activity: explore political parties


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Goals

Identify 2 major political parties and two minor parties. Choose one issue and identify the party's position on that issue

Directions





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