This theme page presents lesson plans and materials to learn about the US presidential election of 2016 in year 7-9 of the Swedish Compulsory School. Related links: The Presidential Inauguration, 2017
, Mr. Trump, the President-Elect
Background 2016 presidential candidates
Basic details of each candidate’s background Where the Candidates Stand on 2016’s Biggest Issues What happens when … and how
The important dates, Feb-Nov, listed and explained 2016 Primary Results and Calendar
Quickview of the results so far by NYTimes
Warm-up “I’ll Be the President”
(3:06) A fun rap about the process of becoming a president (7-9) What do kids want in a president?
(1:20) Kids talk about what kind of person they think the next president should be like. (7-9) “Slow Jam the News” with President Obama
(7:05) Jimmy Fallon and President Obama slow jam the news, discussing Obama’s legacy, accomplishments and thoughts on the 2016 election. 44 Presidents
A rap song made after Obama became president Couch Commander
(4:45) What will Obama do after his presidency?
Vocabulary Democracy and Elections
15 words explained with examples and an exercise Words to know
A guide to words and phrases that come up a lot as Election Day approaches. Presidential Elections Vocabulary
A list of 14 vocab items with exercises Election Glossary
A 2-page document, perfect to copy for your students Vocabulary in Conversation
A gap-fill exercise with new vocabulary US Election Glossary
The most comprehensive word list US Elections jargon quiz
(2:46) BBC News asked people in London and New Yorkers on whether they could explain election vocabulary
Lesson Plans Scholastic News
Several links to simplified information (yr 7) Presidential Inauguration Lesson
A page with simple sentences and activities based on the latest inauguration of Barack Obama (7-8) How to Hold an ESL Presidential Election
Follow this plan to organise your own election in the classroom Does your vote count?
(5:22) The Electoral College explained in a TEDEd talk with discussion questions
Reading How the US President is Elected
A summary at Enchanted Learning (7-8) Student Guide to the 2016 Presidential Election
Channel One’s OneVote campaign – everything you need to know Introducing Presidential Elections
A text with a quiz (8-9) How to Vote
The rules of the American Voting System Campaign 2016
Follow the campaign with Newsela reading texts on several levels. Registering your school required Hillary Clinton
and Donald Trump
BBC News’ profiles of both candidates Facebook ‘likes’
show the personal differences between Republicans and Democrats A Day as a President
Students add their name and get to follow a day’s procedures (1:1) 8 Steps to the White House
Interactive pictures with texts (yr9, 1:1) What Happens If a Presidential Nominee Drops Out?
For your information (yr9)
Listening US Presidential Elections
Listening task with a gap-fill exercise Donald Trump on global risk list
A reading/listening text in three levels with loads of vocabulary and content questions (7-9) US Election 2016 explained
A video with gap-fills. Scroll down the page to find the red links to the documents, easy version, tough version and the Key (instructions in Swedish)
Viewing The Electoral College for Dummies: How it Works
(10:00) explanation in depth Does your vote count?
(5:21) The Electoral College explained – TEDEd talk Who can run for president
(1:26) Short, simple explanation (yr7) Electing a US President
(3:42) Video in plain English, with a quiz (7-8) U.S. presidential election 2016/17
(5:23) easily explained (7-8) How to Become President of the United States
(2:21) The three requirements explained Presidential Power 1
(6:29) Crash Course on Government and Politics, fast speech. Presidential Powers 2
(7:52) For advanced students How Presidents Govern
(9:22) For special interests Biographical Videos Of Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton
(2.5-5 min) Four videos, two of each Primary Elections Explained
(5:19) Information overload; For advanced students US Elections — How do they work?
(4:25) Comparison between the UK and the US elections How the Electoral College Works
(4:42) The complicated system explained, fast speech Why the Electoral College Ru ins Democracy
(4:46) All men are created equal, but their votes sure aren’t. Adam explains how location impacts your voting power PBS News
News for Students and Teacher Resources Election Exit Poll Explained
(1:11) A short video doing just that: explaining Exit Polls Why election day is always a Tuesday in November
(1:44) A short video with text to music background KIDS REACT TO DONALD TRUMP
(9:14) Kids at various ages say what they think Election 2016
Frequently updated news from PBSNewshour The Ad Campaign
AND 2016 Campaign Ad Archive
Video ads from the presidential campaign to watch and discuss 5 TED-Ed Lessons to watch this election season
(3-6 min each)
Speaking 2016 Presidential Candidate Positions
Use these to create debates in groups, some students take the positions of the candidates and others ask them questions
Quiz What’s your Political Personality?
Take the quiz to see how you react to elections 1:1 Whose side are you on?
Take this quiz to see who you would vote 1:1 The Electoral Process Assessment
How much have you understood? Key vocabulary
More Materials Global Vote
Let your students vote for their candidate for the presidency How to Become President of the U.S.
A poster to download Who will win the presidency?
Continually updated forecast Electoral Decoder
This introduction and game explains the electoral college system US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, 2016
Loads more links, especially to the individual candidates Road to the White House 2016
A comprehensive collection of lesson plans to cover the campaign of 2016 Election Central
An educational guide to the US elections NYTimes Election 2016
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