I Voted! Make a choice by voting…
Why do we vote? <ul><li>We make choices every day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What you want to eat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wh...
Why do we vote? (continued) <ul><li>People in communities also make choices </li></ul><ul><li>It is a way that members of ...
Before Voting - Get the FACTS <ul><li>Learn about a subject you are voting on </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about a person you a...
Voting - The Process <ul><li>An  election  - the setting for where people vote for a new law  or a candidate (a person run...
Voting- The Process (continued) <ul><li>The  ballot  - can be paper or electronic and lists all the choices available to v...
Voting - The Process (continued) <ul><li>The vote- everyone’s vote is kept secret </li></ul><ul><li>Each person goes into ...
Voting - The Process (continued) <ul><li>The count - the ballots are counted to see who won the most votes  </li></ul><ul>...
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN <ul><li>We are going to have a class campaign and election. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be 4 groups th...
Step 1 - The Platform <ul><li>Brainstorm and create a list of 10 reasons for why people should vote for your group to be c...
Step 2: Presentation <ul><li>Each group will create their own powerpoint with their platform on it. </li></ul><ul><li>You ...
Step 2 - Presentation (continued) <ul><li>You will make a powerpoint with 6 slides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 INTRODUCTION (t...
Step 3 - Listening <ul><li>During each presentation, the other groups will be in the audience listening to the presenting ...
Step 4 - The Debate
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Voting

  1. 1. I Voted! Make a choice by voting…
  2. 2. Why do we vote? <ul><li>We make choices every day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What you want to eat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What you want to wear to school </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You can make a choice because you like one thing better than another </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some choices have better consequences than others </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Why do we vote? (continued) <ul><li>People in communities also make choices </li></ul><ul><li>It is a way that members of a community can make important choices about their government. </li></ul><ul><li>BUT BEFORE VOTING…people need to learn as much as they can about the consequences of each choice </li></ul>
  4. 4. Before Voting - Get the FACTS <ul><li>Learn about a subject you are voting on </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about a person you are voting for </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about the good and bad points of each choice with others </li></ul>
  5. 5. Voting - The Process <ul><li>An election - the setting for where people vote for a new law or a candidate (a person running for a special job) </li></ul><ul><li>There is a LOT of speaking and publicity around an election where people try to make others aware of what is going on and what to possibly vote for (CAMPAIGNING) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Voting- The Process (continued) <ul><li>The ballot - can be paper or electronic and lists all the choices available to vote for; people place a mark by their choice </li></ul>
  7. 7. Voting - The Process (continued) <ul><li>The vote- everyone’s vote is kept secret </li></ul><ul><li>Each person goes into a voting booth and makes a choice without anyone else watching </li></ul><ul><li>Voters DO NOT PUT THEIR NAME on the ballot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why do you think this is? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Voting - The Process (continued) <ul><li>The count - the ballots are counted to see who won the most votes </li></ul><ul><li>Majority Rule : more than half of the people voted for a candidate </li></ul><ul><li>What about those people who did not vote for the winner? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They are the minority, but they still have rights and their ideas still matter. This is called Minority Rights </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. NOW IT’S YOUR TURN <ul><li>We are going to have a class campaign and election. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be 4 groups that will campaign. </li></ul><ul><li>Each group will have a: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>President </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vice President </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 to three campaigners to help </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Step 1 - The Platform <ul><li>Brainstorm and create a list of 10 reasons for why people should vote for your group to be chosen. </li></ul><ul><li>THINK about ways you can improve the classroom and change the school for GOOD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider problems and how you can fix them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SLOGAN -think of a catchy slogan for people to vote for you… </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Step 2: Presentation <ul><li>Each group will create their own powerpoint with their platform on it. </li></ul><ul><li>You will then present your powerpoint to the class. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Step 2 - Presentation (continued) <ul><li>You will make a powerpoint with 6 slides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 INTRODUCTION (title) slide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 PLATFORM slides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each slide should have: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A background </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A title </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 idea </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bonus: picture and transition </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Step 3 - Listening <ul><li>During each presentation, the other groups will be in the audience listening to the presenting group’s ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Think about if their ideas could work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think about how it would affect you as a member of this class --do you agree or disagree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write down questions you may have for this group </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Step 4 - The Debate

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