These lessons are designed to engage and motivate students' interest in the political process and social media tools.
1.1 Lesson Plan (255 KB pdf)
Students create their own blogs, which they can use throughout the lessons in this guide – and beyond – to share their views on political issues, candidates and campaigns; post original content; link to and embed election-related media; develop a network of interested commentators and activists; and reflect upon their learning.
1.2 Lesson Plan (360 KB pdf)
Students read about civic engagement and take an interactive quiz that measures their political personalities. They then discuss their quiz results and the different ways that people participate in the process of citizenship. Finally, students reflect on their learning on their blogs.
1.3 Lesson Plan (536 KB pdf)
Students compare people's knowledge of celebrities to their knowledge of politicians, learn about their local, state and national representatives, and recognize important links between political issues and their everyday lives. They then gather information about the views of their Congressional representative(s) as they relate to political issues that affect them.