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Presidential Campaign Webquest

 

YOU ARE HIRED! You have the honor of being chosen as a member of the campaign staff for a presidential candidate. Your job is to create products that will convince voters to vote for your candidate on Election Day!

You and your fellow campaign staff member will be responsible for creating certain campaign products designed to convince Americans to vote for your candidate. You are allowed to work with a partner. If there are two of you then you must create two products. In addition, you are required to have a Candidate Report.

 

Choose from any of the following products:

a. Campaign Button

Create a catchy phrase with or without a symbol or picture. Remember, this will have to fit onto a button! Your goal is to convince voters to vote for your candidate--and you only have the few inches of a button to do it!

b. Campaign T-Shirt

You have a great opportunity: Create a t-shirt that highlights your candidate as the best person for the office of the President of the United States of America! When voters buy the t-shirt and wear it, they are like a walking advertisement for your candidate!

c. Campaign Song

If you have musical talent this is the opportunity of a lifetime for you: Create a catchy tune explaining how great your candidate is. You want this song to be easy to sing and easy to remember. Hopefully, voters will be humming this tune when they head to the polls!

d. Campaign Bumper Sticker

If you have ever been stuck in traffic or stuck at a red light, you end up staring at the back of the vehicle in front of you. What better way to use this opportunity to advertise for your candidate! Create a bumper sticker that will convince people why your candidate is the best choice for President of the United States of America!

e. Campaign Ribbon

Similar to the campaign button but cheaper! This is basically a strip of material or cloth that includes a phrase, symbol, or picture (or combination of all three) that should convince Americans to vote for your candidate on Election Day!

f. Campaign Postcard

Hey, use the United States Postal Service to help get your candidate elected. You should include a phrase, symbol, or picture (or combination of all three) that should convince Americans to vote for your candidate as the next President!

 

Candidate Report***REQUIRED***

All campaign staff members are responsible for contributing to the Candidate Report. The report will include a biography - childhood, hobbies and interests, education, career, achievements, family and children, etc. and information on your candidate's opinions of the major issues.

 

The following sites have resources to help you:

 

Websites with campaign issues:

http://cyberbee.com/election/platforms.html

http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/election2008/games/candidates_stand/issues.htm

 

 

Political Memorabilia:

http://www.cyberbee.com/campaign/mem.html

 

Learn About the Candidates:

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/TM/WS_election_candidates.shtml

http://www.barackobama.com/learn/meet_barack.php

http://www.johnmccain.com/About/

 

 

Scholastic News: Election 2008

http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/election2008.htm

 

Due date: Tuesday - October 28, 2008