Debate 2012 at Lynn University

October 22, 2012 • 9 P.M. EDT

Seventh Grade

ACTIVITY 2 – The voting process

  • SS 7 C 2 7 Conduct a mock election to demonstrate the voting process and its impact on a school, community, or local level.

The students will run for student council elections. They will campaign for themselves and create a brochure providing information about themselves and why their peers should vote for them.


ACTIVITY 3 – Current political parties

  • SS 7 C 2 8 Identify America’s current political parties and illustrate their ideas about government.

The students will research the 2012 presidential candidates and their ideas on government. They will complete a venn diagram comparing the candidates’ ideas as they relate to the political party ideas (see Appendix D).



  • SS 7 C 2 9 Evaluate candidates for political office by analyzing their qualifications, experiences, issue-based performances, debates and political ads.
  • SS 7 C 2 10 Examine the impact of media, individuals, and interest groups on monitoring and influencing government.

The students will watch the 2012 presidential candidates’ commercials on television and analyze them on positive versus negative campaigning.