Digital Storytime -- 2020 Election

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This Digital Storytime includes everything you need to teach K-3 students about the 2020 Presidential Election. It was created for library lessons, but it’s also perfect for classroom use. Includes PPT and Google™ Slides versions for distance learning.

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WHAT IS A DIGITAL STORYTIME?

Digital Storytimes will save you so much time! I design them specifically for new elementary librarians, especially those who are on the Specials rotation and/or are simply busy parents who just do not have time to create detailed storytime lessons.

These are the lessons I would have wanted when I was a new librarian and mom to two young boys.

The slides walk you right through a storytime! You will need a TV, monitor, or screen in your story area, plus the ability to present a PowerPoint or Google Slides presentation.

If your school is distance learning or switches to distance learning, this lesson is all ready to go on Google™ Slides! All you need to provide is the story to read aloud.

Needed to open and editGoogle™ Slides OR PowerPoint; ability to open PDF documents

Recommended for Grades: K-3

Includes:

  • 51-slide PPT + Google™ Slides–body text is editable; you choose which slides you want to use. 16 slides are storytime slides; 24 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides (can also be used to extend storytime).
  • Separate list of 27 recommended news-themed picture books. All were selected specifically for Grades K-3 and received positive professional reviews for use with Grades K-3.
  • Detailed explanation of how I have used themed storytime lessons like this one on the “Specials” rotation. (10 pages, PDF)
  • Google™ Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PPT slide timings for digital bulletin boards (2 pages, PDF)
  • Detailed prep instructions and lesson plan (2 pages)

Storytime Slides include:

  • Original storytime song about voting
  • Video link to “vote” in American Sign Language
  • Sample vote: What’s for dinner?
  • Slides for guided discussion of elections and voting: includes definitions of polling place, ballot, campaign, vote, term, incumbent, running mate, compulsory voting, political party, amendment.
  • Slides about who can vote, where we vote, why some people choose not to vote, and how some people will be unhappy after the election, no matter who wins.
  • Non-partisan information about Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Joe Biden, and Kamala Harris (5 slides)
  • All slides are illustrated with brightly-colored, high-resolution clipart and photos for K-3.

Optional Storytime OR Digital Bulletin Board Slides include:

  • Is voting required?
  • Voting Rights Act
  • 15th and 19th Amendments
  • 8 visual booktalks; all are picture books with an election theme
  • Vocabulary word: campaign
  • 2 “Would you rathers” (2 slides)
  • Fun facts, Did you know…, and a true/false question

Curriculum connections Texas (TEKS):

  • Kindergarten: 113.13 (B15, Citizenship)–“identify ways that public officials are selected, including election and appointment to office”
  • Grade 1: 113.13 (14D, Citizenship)–“explain and practice voting as a way of making choices and decisions”
  • Grade 2: 113.13 (12C, Citizenship)–“identify ways that public officials are selected, including election and appointment to office”
  • Grade 3: 113.13 (9C, Government)–“identify ways that public officials are selected, including election and appointment to office” AND (15C, Citizenship)–“explain the duty of the individual in state and local elections such as being informed and voting”

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