Have a Great Class Election
Running a smooth class election takes time. It takes time from the regular social studies curriculum. Once I realized this, I created a lesson that incorporated Social Studies and studying the government into my classroom's Student Council election. By taking the time to teach students the importance of a representative, students realize the importance of the job. In addition, talking about what our class expects of our representatives before they are elected helps the representatives do a better job once elected. This free Student Council Elections lesson is an abbreviated version of my full lesson. I hope that it helps make your student class election run smoothly. Enjoy!
I am a National Board Certified Teacher with 15 years of public and independent school experience. I have taught all subjects in 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 6th grades. My endorsement is in Math, and Math and Reading are my two favorite subjects to teach.