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Activity Overview


When teaching students about elections, it is important to include information on the different political parties that dominate our system. Students should learn that there are two main parties in the United States: the Republicans and the Democrats. Congressional and Presidential elections are historically won by a member of one of these parties. While the United States is considered a two-party system, there are minor parties as well. The most well known minor parties that can be seen on an election ballot are the Green Party and the Libertarian Party.

After studying about the different parties, students will demonstrate their knowledge by creating a 4 cell storyboard that describes the core values of each party.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-5

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner



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Objective: Create a 4 cell storyboard that describes and illustrates the major and minor political parties.


Student Instructions:


  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the title boxes, identify two major and two minor parties.
  3. In the description boxes, list 3-4 core beliefs of each party.
  4. Create an illustration for each description using appropriate scenes, items, and characters.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.

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