If I Were Running for President

This looks like a great collaborative project. If I Were Running for President is hosted by DeAnna Sheets, a teacher in Branson, MO.

Students will poll adults and students from their school and collect data about what issues make them choose one presidential candidate over another. The students will then use that data and create a mock presidential candidate of their own. They will include background information on their mock presidential candidate, key issues, political party ticket, campaign slogan and title. After all of the participating schools have created and entered their mock presidential candidate, an election will be held to see which candidate has been elected as the new president.

  • Project Dates: September 2, 2008-November 7, 2008
  • Grades 1-6
  • Registration is open
  • To see the list of classrooms currently registered visit the project wiki and look for the Sidebar on the right.
  • Minimal tech tools required. “The basics you will need: either access to a digital camera or a way to upload pictures of your kids drawings etc (unless you choose to do them on a computer). You or your students will need to have access to one computer to type in all of the completed information about the candidate for others to read.”
  • Information must be uploaded to the wiki by October 27, 2008
  • Election will be held November 3-7th. All students will get to cast their vote.

I would love to see a Willard class participate in this. Let me know if I can help!

Image Credit: EJP Photo


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