Caucuses And Primaries

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Understand the ways how candidates get the support of their political party

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand the qualifications a presidential candidate must have.
  2. Students will know the path to getting the nomination of a political party.
  3. Students will understand the electoral process.
  4. Students will know the history of political parties and political campaigns.

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Supporting Activities

  1. Become a candidate. Have students become candidates in your classroom. Encourage them to research other presidential campaigns and create their own campaign. Where would they travel? What would their platform be? How would they persuade people to vote for them? Have students take turns making speeches about their candidacy. If you wish, you may con...

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