Creative Way to Learn About the Election Process from Homeschool in the Woods


 
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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.

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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.

Activities Include:

  •  Definition of “Election”
  •  Different Forms of Government
  •  The American Experiment
  •  The Three Branches of Government
  •  Suffrage
  •  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
  •  Statistics
  •  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!

 

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This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Thanks for a detailed look at this lapbook! I’m really interested in using this with my 4th grader. 🙂

  2. I am very involved in politics at the local level. I know our legislators very well and take my kids to all sorts of different events. Just last week, I took my eldest son to a debate. I take every opportunity to address the issues. I have been blessed with kids that question EVERYTHING! Politics is no different. I would bet my six-year-old daughter knows more about how our country was founded and set up (and more importantly WHY? it was set up that way) than the average adult! lol

  3. I love their stuff! I have used many of their history lap books! They have an awesome product!

  4. I would love to use this with my daughter.

  5. We’ve talked very little about it. I’ve tried to answer questions as they come up. They know some about the actual process.

  6. We are getting ready to study elections next week using primarily KONOS. This looks like an amazing supplement or capstone to the unit we are studying

  7. I’ve been looking at this product from Homeschool in the Woods for months but didn’t purchase it. It would be great to win it!
    I haven’t taught my kids much about this election but hope to do more in 4 years, they’re 7 and 9 now. Looks like this lapbook would be helpful even at their current ages.

  8. My daughters and I are learning about the three branches of government, our local and federal government, and holding a mock election for Duck or Grace as president.

  9. Four years ago, I first took my then 6 year old daughter along when I voted. She was fascinated with the whole process and the questions haven’t stopped yet! 🙂 I’m amazed at how much she understands and remembers just from our conversations and reading (including the historical notes at the end of some American Girl books). This year she’s even more interested in what’s going on, so I’m looking for new ways to continue to make it real to her (despite the disappointing choice of candidates).

  10. We are using a unit study.

  11. We currently are hosting a Civics co-op where we are culling resources from a variety of places. The newest is a game the kids love called Civitas.

  12. We’re using a combination of text books, internet, and games.

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