| Raising A.B.C. is designed to help students discover how candidates get elected and
how participating in the voting process creates better citizens. Raising A.B.C.--Kids Get Out the Vote was written by Peggy Wyns-Madison, a former Teachers Network web mentor.
Raising A.B.C. is a series of activities aimed at motivating students
to research, discuss, and develop strategies for becoming better citizens
nationally and globally. Participants investigate the U.S. presidential
and congressional elections as well as elections around the world. Students
will discover how candidates get elected and how participating in the
voting process creates better citizens.
Three major activity centers help students learn about the election
Booth focuses on the election process. Students learn how
citizens exercise their right to vote around the country and globally.
Learn how to empower citizens in your community to exercise their
|| Speakers' Bureau opens the door for dialogue. Students research
the candidates, discuss campaign issues and challenge each other
with presidential trivia questions. Since we are a global society,
students evaluate how the election of the next president of the
United States will affect the entire world.
|| Campaign Lobby displays student-generated artwork. Voice
your thoughts and share your knowledge of presidential facts!
Through posters, political cartoons, and other art forms, students
use visuals and text to encourage citizens to vote. How can you
best illustrate your candidate's platform? How can political cartoons
Use your artistic talent to get citizens to vote!
We hope you and your students will have an enjoyable learning experience
with Raising A.B.C.--Kids Get Out the Vote.