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Books and Ballots

Reading and learning about elections

Materials: Books about elections (fiction or nonfiction), boxes, paper, and drawing supplies to make ballot box and ballots

Grades: 2-4

Instructions The whole class reads two (or more) books about elections. Host a mock election: students vote for their favorite book or book character. Get creative! This activity can involve making voter registration cards, campaign posters, even "I voted" stickers or buttons.

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Why it Works


-Teaches children about the democratic process -Helps children think critically about why they like a book -It's interdisciplinary: involves social studies, reading, and math