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    By silvercat323

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    When I taught fifth grade, I realized that students really didn't know much about any of our past Presidents. So for our election unit, I had students actually research a former President. Then they had to campaign as that President. I split the class in half and assigned political parties, and we had primary elections. They wrote speeches as that President, and their platform was The Bill of Rights. The winners of the political parties ran for President. It was funny because I had Jimmy Carter running against John Adams. But it was a fun project, and they learned about the election procedures and former Presidents.

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