This is a paid review. I was compensated for my time. I was not required to provide a positive review and all opinions expressed are my own.
There is no better time than now to teach your child about the United States presidential election. For my kids, the best way to teach things like this is through hands-on activities, so we are using the Homeschool in the Woods Elections LapPak.
The extremely in depth lapbook takes you through the election process with reading material and hands-on projects that will reinforce lessons, as well as introduce your child to brand new information. The 21 lap booking projects incorporate creative writing, coloring, research and more.
The reading text comes in two very easy to use formats that you can print.. Each page can be used in a binder or a 24-page booklet. Also provided is the text on audio, so your child can read along with the narrator or work on projects while listening!
Easy to use step-by- step illustrated directions contain printing and assembly instructions for the text booklet, each project, and the lapbook assembly.
- Definition of “Election”
- Different Forms of Government
- The American Experiment
- The Three Branches of Government
- Who Do We Vote For?
- Terms of Office
- A “Handful” of Political Parties
- Caucuses; Primaries
- National Conventions
- The Presidential Campaign: Platform
- The Presidential Campaign: Stump Speaking
- The Presidential Campaign: Media — News Source
- The Presidential Campaign: Campaign Advertising — Spreading the Word!
- Raising Money
- Election Day
- The Electoral College
- Inauguration Day
- The Electoral Race!
- The “Vocabinet”
I will admit that I was a bit hesitant to jump into this project with my children. It was quite overwhelming in the beginning and given the fact that we had tried lapbooks in the past, I was not excited. However, I was definitely proven wrong. The instructions were easy to follow and my children were engaged and learned A LOT about the election process. They were able to retain much more information than they would have if they were only reading a text book.
A long list of additional suggested resources is offered should you wish to embellish the study with additional reading. However, it really is not even necessary.
As a homeschooling mom, I could not be more excited to recommend this wonderful resource to other homeschooling families. Since we are in an election year, this is the perfect time to get your children interested in the election process of the United States!
You can purchase the downloadable lapbook from Homeschool In The Woods for $18.95. However, one lucky reader will win a downloadable copy of the Elections lapbook for FREE. To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter form below. All entries will be verified. The winner will be announced on Friday 10/21! Good luck!