Primary Subjects: Voting, History, Social Studies, Civics Secondary Subjects: Language Arts, Math
Discuss the Importance and Purpose of Voting – making your opinions count!
Being a Good Citizen means volunteering and participating in the voting and elections process.
Identify Voting Procedures & how they have changed, while participating in Caramel Apple mock election.
Historically everyone was not allowed to vote. Discuss Obstacles to voting (poll tax, literacy requirements, etc.).
Discuss Constitutional Amendments and Voting Laws described in the book to overcome obstacles (19th, 26th).
Voter requirements and registration; memorize & transcribe Demographics on Voter Registration Form, discuss how obeying laws is a prerequisite to voting.
Accurately Completing Voting Ballots. Describe 1 person-1 vote concept, anonymity when voting, paper vs electronic.
Review Age Appropriate Vocabulary and/or Spelling Words chosen from Book (red, green, election, voting, ballot, minority, majority, volunteer, debate, Amendment, etc.).
Practice location and observation skills when finding our national bird (eagles); Discuss other state/national symbols.
Practice estimating, counting, tallying & graphing; Discuss how many votes to reach a majority in the class or school.
Read The Caramel Apple Election Book
Complete Caramel Apple Election Voter Registration Form
Count Eagles in Book & discuss national bird and other national and state symbols
Bar Graph number of red apples vs number of green apples in book
Assign each student a volunteer role in The Caramel Apple Election
Enjoy a healthy snack--Apples!
Hold Caramel Apple Election in school/class, using Ballots from book
Distribute I Voted Stickers from book
Tally and graph votes of election; estimate winner
Draw a campaign poster & slogan. Include why red or green is your favorite apple
Invite city/state officials to discuss voting process; visit poll location
The Caramel Apple Election Book
I Voted stickers (template in book)
Voting Ballots (template in book)
Caramel Apple Voter Registration Form-on website
Bar Graph Sheet
Ballot Box (great art project for kids)
Apples and Dip
Review Voter Registration Form for accuracy, completeness, penmanship
Vocabulary/Spelling Test; Vocab Crossword
Review Tally Sheets
Review Bar Graph Sheets
Age appropriate rubric for campaign picture, slogan, essay.
Signature using cursive writing on voter registration form
Contact your state Secretary of State office to see what election materials are offered to complement your Caramel Apple Election