For the past 24 years, the OneVote Mock Election, the largest mock presidential election for students, has accurately predicted the next president. On November 8, we’ll find out if we were right again! See how your school voted, and check out the state-by-state breakdown of the electoral college vote count.
Even if you didn’t make the deadline for the OneVote election, our step-by-step guide details everything you need to know to plan a mock election at your school. Get inspiration for stirring up excitement and ideas for preparing your polling station. Share this downloadable PDF with your fellow teachers and/or students who will help organize and plan your events.
These OneVote lesson plans turn students into informed citizens. Use these as individual lessons or altogether as a multi-day unit. Students will learn about political parties, key issues, the importance of debates and the impact of the media. It all leads up to the final objective: casting an informed vote in the OneVote 2016 Mock Election.
A Note: An important piece of teaching the election process is explaining the Electoral College. Tune in on September 16, 2016 for a Channel One News backgrounder on the Electoral College. Channel One News Premium subscribers get anytime access to this video in the video library, as well as a lesson plan to deepen understanding of this body of electors. Learn more about becoming a Channel One Premium subscriber.
Students learn the defining characteristics of the major political parties. With the help of the ISideWith.com survey questionnaire, students determine his or her party affiliation, and finally, collaborate to create a party platform.
Students work collaboratively to research and compare the candidates’ positions on critical issues in this year’s election. Students also identify which issue is most important to them.
Presidential debates can create pivotal moments for a campaign. Students analyze historic presidential debates, write debate questions, and participate in or judge the winner in a mock debate.
Students analyze the ways in which broadcast media is covering the 2016 presidential election, learn how to spot bias and consider how broadcast news influences public opinion.
Students consider the importance of factors such as gender, age and character in selecting a candidate. Final project options can be used for whole-school activities, including putting on a mock debate, holding political rallies, holding mock candidate interviews, and creating campaign commercials and posters. Finally, well-informed student voters head to the polls!
Watch as Channel One reporters travel to schools across the country to reveal who won the youth vote in the largest student mock election!
The American people have spoken, and they chose Donald Trump as the next president of the United States. Here's how the OneVote Student Mock Election results compare to the outcome of the 2016 General Election results.
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