NY Times Learning/edu blog - great resource to help students follow, learn about and discuss the election! Election Resources, Learning Network, Nytimes, 2012 Activities, Election 2012, Mocking Election, Edchat Educhat, Helpful Student, Social Study
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Several great election math ideas (for middle school and up) From The Learning Network - Teaching and Learning With The New York Times
scroll down to "The Alphabet Card Game" -- give each student a # and a letter card; randomly call out a # (that student must stand and say his/her letter in Spanish and ask "What letter comes after me?" and the student who has the next letter must stand...could play in teams as a race
ELECTIONS 2012: TEACHING IDEAS AND RESOURCES - The Learning Network, NYTimes - "Here are some suggestions for teaching and learning about the 2012 election season, followed by selected New York Times features and Learning Network lesson plans. Bookmark this page: we’ll be adding activity ideas and resources as the march to the White House proceeds, and will link from here to all the election resources we publish."
"If I Was President, I Would ..." For this assignment, students create a flag background and design their portraits on top. These colorful projects and creative writing assignments would make an eye-catching Presidents' Day bulletin board display.
I use this at my writing station for Daily 5. The kids love it! Roll a Story great for teaching how to make interesting elements in a story. Love this for those kids who are stuck on what to write about!