The influence on media and the election process
Begin by asking students the importance behind the campaign process and general information on campaigns and elections. Also have the students watch the video of Lyndon B Johnson's campaign ad called "Daisy."
Have students discuss the importance behind the campaign process and general information on campaigns and elections. Also have students answer the following question on a piece of paper: What do you think the meaning and the importance behind LBJ's campaign ad "Daisy"?
2 Independent practice
The students will be divided into groups consisting of 3-4 people and will be assigned a current presidential candidate and will create a storyboard campaign ad.
Students will be given a blank template to use as a guideline along with a piece of drawing paper. The website with the candidates will be up on the screen and students will be assigned a candidate and will create an ad based on the information that is on the website. Students will also be allowed to use their cell phones or computers. Students will be given 15 minutes to create their campaign ad. When the 15 miniutes is up each group will present their storyboard to the rest of the class.
During the activity I will walk around to check on the understanding of the directions. I will make sure that the students are thinking about their candidate's party and to make sure students are following the template.
The website used will be posted on the board so that students can find accurate information on their candidate.
Exit ticket- Students will have to answer a question on technology and the election process.
Take out a piece of paper and anwer the following question: What do you think will be the next big change for the election process as new technology evolves?