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Election: The Race for Governor (elementary)

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If your state has a race for governor, you will not want to miss this supplement. Written by a former daily journalist, it teaches politics by asking students to become candidates for governor - of their school. The approach challenges students to make decisions on issues, image, advertising, interest groups, and more. Every page ties to the daily newspaper with NIE activities. Content of this innovative supplement was honored nationally for excellence by the Association of Educational Publishers (EdPress). A version of this supplement is available for middle and high school students. Teacher Guide also available.

Sample Newspaper Activity
Editorial cartoons use art to state opinions. After checking the editorial page, draw your own editorial cartoon about an election issue in today’s paper. Editorial cartoonists often use animals as symbols for people. What animals would you pick to portray the presidential candidates?

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Civic and voting groups, League of Women Voters, political parties or organizations, political action committees, colleges or universities, law associations or law firms.