On Tuesday, November 1, children from across the nation will be placing a vote for the next President of the United States. Our 5th and 6th graders will be participating in this mock election.
To prepare, the kids have been working on a research project. From the question, “What is the job of the president of the United States and why is it important?” they were asked to choose a topic to research.
As a part of this project, they have been considering the difference between opinion and fact. With this, their research presentation is to reflect facts that can help their classmates decide which of the many candidates they will vote for.
There has been discussion about each of us having the right to our opinion and to vote for whom we think will be the best person for the job of
president of the United States. The kids have been learning that how a person votes on their ballot is anonymous and that it is private information to be shared only if one wants.
The dynamics of the presidential election season has and continues to stimulate conversation about how a person makes a decision, the news/media input, the process of the election, honoring family values, and respecting each other.
If you are interested, the results of Every Kid Votes will be shown on the website: https://vote.studiesweekly.com/