US elections can be confusing … even for adults:
- branches of government
- political parties
- caucuses and primaries
- the electoral college
These aspects of our government are abstract and thus difficult to teach to our children. Yet as homeschooling parents, we realize the importance of raising responsible and educated citizens who have a basic grasp of American government and the election process.
Rest assured that Sonlight has you covered with our Election Headquarters!
Sonlight’s Election Headquarters
The 2020 American presidential election is a perfect opportunity to add civics, government, and current events to your homeschool lessons and family discussions.
Sonlight’s Elections Headquarters has everything you need for studying the US presidential election—both the process and the history:
- a free unit study
- a hands-on lap book kit
- a host of recommended books
1. Download the Elections Unit Study—Free
Start with this free, downloadable Election Unit Study. It’s a great way to introduce children (ages 8 and up) to the presidential election process in a simple yet thorough way.
The 40+ pages in your PDF include
- creative writing prompts
- additional opportunities for research
- coloring pages
- hands-on activities
- a word search
- a crossword puzzle
2. Purchase an Elections Lap Book Kit
The US Elections Lap Book is an all-inclusive kit that provides nearly everything you need to construct an elaborate folder book, filled with smaller mini-books:
- a file folder base
- pre-printed templates for 21 projects
- various craft supplies such as felt, glue sticks, Dura-Lar, velcro, etc.
- a detailed, step-by-step instruction guide with historical background
3. Read Books About Elections & US History
Presidential Elections and Other Cool Facts is a great book for young readers! Children will be fascinated by riveting facts about everything from George Washington’s election in 1789 to Barack Obama’s victories in 2008 and 2012.
Sonlight’s election’s headquarters offers resources and creative learning solutions to teach about the US presidential election process for a wide age range of children. This teaching opportunity encourages future civic engagement and fosters the democratic process with hands-on activities, great books, curriculum options, and more! Visit today and get your homeschool election unit study planned for 2020.
More Free Unit Studies & Guides
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