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Moral Issues in Elections

George W. Bush
Lesson Plan Author(s): 
Sean Felder and Michael Gefvert
Moral Issues in Elections
Teaching Area: 
Social Studies; American Government
Ohio Government Standard 1; Ohio Government Standard 2
Grade Level: 
Teaching Level: 
Secondary Childhood
Origins Item(s): 

This lesson will be a look at the role morality plays in presidential elections. The lesson will require students to view different candidates for president and their standpoints on moral issues. Students will be required to identify the impact they believe morality plays in elections, and based on their own results from a survey on political party affiliation, will need to identify why issue standpoints have proven more pertinent in elections and if this hold true for them. 

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Key Words: 
Liberal, Conservative, Morality, Policy, Elections