Activity Overview

A big part of campaigning for candidates is getting their message to voters so that they can get their votes! Political campaigns use a multitude of different advertisements to convince the public to vote for their candidate. This can include catchy slogans, vivid imagery, or words that explain their stances on issues and highlight their campaign promises. In this activity, students will create a campaign poster for either an imaginary or real candidate.

Their campaign poster should have compelling visuals, slogans and descriptions that explain why their candidate should win. If students are doing an imaginary candidate, they should brainstorm issues and topics that are important to them and create a candidate that will fight for their values. If they are doing an actual candidate, students should research their candidate. The candidate could be on the national level, like the presidential election, or it could be on the local level with either a town mayor or even a school student president!

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Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Choose a political candidate and create a campaign poster that outlines their core values and campaign promises.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Choose appropriate scenes, characters and items that represent your candidate.
  3. Write 3-4 campaign promises or beliefs for your candidate.
  4. Save and submit your storyboard.


Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-5

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual


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