Election Unit - Learning About Public Officials

{Politics can be a touchy subject no matter where you go, but it's especially important to be careful what you say - and how you say it! - in a school setting. Sidestepping potentially 'hot' issues such as your personal political party affiliation and candidate selections, election season truly does offer a fabulous opportunity for discussing important concepts like patriotism, citizenship, as well as one of the many things that makes America great, the freedom to make our own choice!}

Election and Government Social Studies Kindergarten Lesson Plan
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Marna over at Crayon Bits shared this awesome tree map that she used to introduce the different public offices and levels of our government to her firsties. As she puts it, "getting the...kiddos to begin to formulate an understanding of public officials and who leads what can be challenging to say the least!" We think she did a great job organizing the information. The display is informative yet simple - using pictures and labels to show each office/official at the national, state, and local levels - and we think the visual representation of each level/office will help students make better sense of the new information!

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