Election Day Storytime – USA Election Process – Elementary Library Lessons

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

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***PLEASE NOTE that this product is specific to the US election process only.***

THIS ELECTION DAY STORYTIME IS MADE ESPECIALLY FOR:

  • new elementary librarians
  • elementary librarians on Specials rotation
  • secondary teachers who are now elementary librarians
  • busy parents who just don’t have time to create detailed elementary library lessons

I have been all four of these at the same time! My storytimes are the elementary library lessons I would have wanted when I was a new, overwhelmed, and exhausted school librarian.

FAST FACTS ABOUT THIS ELECTION DAY STORYTIME

  • Recommended for: Grades K-2
  • Lesson Duration: 1-2 library lessons (about 50 minutes total)
  • Formats: PPT, Google Slides, PDF
  • Editable: YES, all text is editable

***Please note that this presentation is designed to complement a read-aloud. The actual read-aloud story comes from you! I cannot include a recorded read-aloud due to copyright restrictions.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL GET:

  • 38-slide PPT + Google™ Slides
  • List of 16 election-themed recommended reads for K-3 (1 page)
  • Scavenger Hunt Activity (1 page)
  • Prep, set up, tips (7 pages)
  • Google™ Classroom Basics (4 pages)
  • Instructions on how to set up PPT slide timings for digital bulletin boards (2 pages)

SLIDES INCLUDE:

  • Original storytime song lyrics about voting
  • Video link to “vote” in American Sign Language
  • Sample whole-class vote: What’s for dinner?
  • Slides for guided discussion of elections and voting: includes definitions of polling place, ballot, campaign, vote, term, political party.
  • Slides about who can vote, where we vote, why some people choose not to vote, and how some people will be unhappy after elections, no matter who wins.
  • All slides are illustrated with brightly-colored, high-resolution clipart and photos for K-3.

These are the Social Studies TEKS (Texas) that are addressed in this lesson:

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS FOR 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”

Prefer to shop on TPT? Find this Election Day Storytime in my TPT store.

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