4. Vote

The Vote lesson plans allow students to evaluate the impact of their action and reflect upon any change it has sparked, as well as their own learning about how to be an active and informed citizen. Students also experience the electoral process, through a complete sequence of electoral activities including candidate nominations, party platforms, campaign speeches, how-to-vote cards, a mock-election and a preferential vote count.

Vote lessons can also be used independently of the Guide unit, if you wish to focus only on elections and campaigns.

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    Lesson 1: An election campaign

    To run an election, students will need to form parties, develop their speeches and organise their election campaign. An online activity should be used to assist with speech writing.

    Lesson 1 activity sheets 51.50 KB
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    Lesson 2: Speech and debate

    In order to run an election, students need to rehearse and present their speeches. Formal assessment can be competed as part of this lesson. The candidate creator online activity can be completed at the end of this lesson.

    Lesson 2 activity sheets 49.50 KB
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    Lesson 3: Election time

    Students participate and run their classroom election.

    Lesson 3 activity sheets 53.50 KB
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    Lesson 4: Why vote?

    Throughout the course, student's understanding and attitude towards contribution and participation in their community has hopefully developed. This lesson looks at voting as one form through which citizens have an opportunity to express how they feel on a regular intervals.

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