(CNN Student News) -- Students will learn about the process of nominating a presidential candidate and the differences between caucuses and primaries.
Encourage students to learn about the presidential nomination process in their state. Refer them to online resources and have them conduct research to find answers to the following questions:
Have students draw upon their research to create a voter guide for school and community members outlining the nomination processes in their state, including the candidates running for important elections, key endorsements and helpful Web sites.
Challenge your students to use original video, music, animation and other production elements to create their own "Talking Democracy" iReports that explain or demonstrate the concepts of caucuses and primaries. The videos should be three minutes or less in length and can be submitted here. The best videos may appear on CNN Student News!
9-12 Content Standards
I. What Are Civic Life, Politics, And Government?
1. Defining civic life, politics, and government
2. Necessity of politics and government
III. How Does The Government Established By The Constitution Embody The Purposes, Values, And Principles Of American Democracy?
14. Political parties, campaigns, and elections
V. What Are The Roles Of The Citizen In American Democracy?
14. The relationship between politics and the attainment of individual and public goals
15. The difference between political and social participation
16. Forms of political participation
17. Political leadership and careers in public service
18. Knowledge and participation
The National Standards for Civics and Government (http://www.civiced.org/index.php?page=stds) are published by the Center for Civic Education (http://www.civiced.org/).
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