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Evaluate candidates for political office by analyzing their qualifications, experience, issue-based platforms, debates, and political ads.

Also Assesses: SS.7.C.2.7 – Conduct a mock election to demonstrate the voting process and its impact on a school, community, or local level.

Lesson Plan

SS.7.C.2.9 & SS.7.C.2.7 Lesson Plan: Candidates & Elections.docx.pdf
Student Voting Election Simulation User Guide.docx.pdf

Benchmark Content Resources for Teachers

Civics On Demand—An Introduction to Benchmark Based Content for Teachers

SS.7.C.2.9 Highlights: Candidates and Elections.ppt

Florida Joint Center for Citizenship Civics Assessment Items

Each benchmark assessment bank includes items aligned to low, moderate, and high complexity.

SS.7.C.2.9 Questions.docx
SS.7.C.2.9 Answers.xslx
SS.7.C.2.9 Questions and Answers with Explanations.docx
Escambia-FJCC Civics Review Site ItemsEscambia.pdf

Civics End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications from FLDOE

SS.7.C.2.9 Benchmark Specifications.pdf
SS.7.C.2.9 Item Specification Review.pdf

Additional Resources to Support this Benchmark

Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
CIRCLE – The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement
EASE History – Presidential Campaign Ads
FairVote – The Center for Voting and Democracy
Federal Election Commission
The Living Room Candidate
My Voice National Student Mock Election
National Constitution Center
PBS Kids The Democracy Project
Project Vote Smart
iCivics CorrelationsCandidate Evaluation Lesson Plan:
Cast Your Vote Game:
Represent Me Game:
Win the White House Game: