Win the White House

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Title:

Win the White House

URL:

https://www.icivics.org/node/67038/resource?referer=curriculum/play/all&page_title=Curriculum%20All%20Games

Content Source:

Other
iCivics
Type: Interactive/Game

Overview:

This is a free interactive game from iCivics. In this game, students are challenged to manage their own presidential campaigns. Students will have a campaign manager to guide them through the campaign process. They will build arguments to support timely issues that are relevant to them, strategically raise funds to support their campaign, keep campaign momentum through targeted media campaigns and personal appearances, and poll local voters to see what issues resonate. This game can be used during a lesson on the election process as a learning activity or after as an assessment.  

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Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 12
United States Government
7 ) Describe the process of local, state, and national elections, including the organization, role, and constituency of political parties. (Alabama)

•  Explaining campaign funding and spending
•  Evaluating the impact of reapportionment, redistricting, and voter turnout on elections

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.USG.AAS.12.7- Understand that public officials are elected to office; recognize that elections are held at the local, state, and national level.


Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 12
United States Government
8 ) Describe functions and the development of special interest groups and campaign contributions by political action committees and their impact on state and national elections. (Alabama)

•  Analyzing rulings by the United States Supreme Court, including Buckley versus Valeo, regarding campaign financing to determine the effect on the election process

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.USG.AAS.12.8- Understand that candidates for public office are often supported by groups of people called "special-interest groups" and "political action committees."


Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 12
United States Government
10 ) Evaluate roles political parties play in the functioning of the political system of the United States.

•  Describing the role of third-party candidates in political elections in the United States
•  Explaining major characteristics of contemporary political parties in the United States, including the role of conventions, party leadership, formal and informal memberships, and regional strongholds
•  Describing the influence of political parties on individuals and elected officials, including the development of party machines, rise of independent voters, and disillusionment with party systems

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.USG.AAS.12.10- Define political party and describe its job; identify and contrast the major political parties in the United States--Republican, Democratic, and/or nonaffiliated parties (Independent).


Tags: election process, political parties, presidential campaign, voting
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Comments

iCivics is a free resource for teachers. Teachers will need to register for a free account to access additional resources.  They can create a class to assign resources to students. This interactive game can be played in a whole group or individually. Includes the following support tools for English Language Learners:  Spanish translation, voiceover, and glossary.

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Author: Ginger Boyd