The reading and writing objectives for this unit will align with the Common Core State Standards and will consist of students being able to draw information from multiple and digital resources to develop and organize their writing in a concise manner. Students will be offered a variety of ways to engage in meaningful discussions, work both cooperatively and independently, and express shared ideas about the presidential election. The students will also learn how the system of voting works, and why it is so important for people to vote.
Students will also learn why women in government have a difficult time running for a position in power, and address the stigma surrounding women in politics. The objective is to get the students to brainstorm about these topics and open up a discussion about them. The students will be challenged to think about gender discrimination in government as well as the link between the work Hillary Clinton is doing and the work that the suffragists did to improve the rights of all women. The unit will use real-world connections to teach the students not just about voting, but about party platforms and political parties. Through concrete examples, pictures, videos, and illustrations, those connections will become clearer; and should stimulate by the possibilities of higher-order thinking and conversations.