Election 2012: What Are the Issues? (ES)

Grade Level Elementary School
Location United States, World
Time Period Current Events
Topic Civics and Government, Current Events


Presidential Elections are always important. There are many problems facing the nation and the next president will have to figure out how to solve them. Mitt Romney and Barack Obama disagree over many things, including the role of government itself. In this lesson, students will first explore the role of government. They will then consider how each man and his party hope to solve some of the crucial problems our nation faces. Finally, it will be clear from the mapping exercise, that US problems are global ones as well.

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