Our October unit study was all-things election! We really packed a TON into this unit study. Although most of my monthly unit studies will be focused on Graham, this one also involved Isaac. Here are a few of the things we did this month:
*Patriotic art projects: Uncle Sam mask, Popsicle stick flag, 3-D White House
*Wrote Essays on "What I would do if I were President"
*Participated in a mock election (photos below)
*Read facts about each president during calendar time every day
*Learned about the branches of government, the electoral college, and the women's suffrage movement
*Went on a field trip to vote on election day!
Here is Graham looking adorable in his Uncle Sam mask:
Here's Graham on our mock election day:
Our Voting station was equipped with a ballot box, "I Voted" stickers and a laminated photo ID for both of the boys to present before voting. I assigned electoral votes to myself, Isaac and Graham based on age (guess who had the most electoral votes?) prior to our election.
Isaac casting his vote:
Graham casting his vote:
Proudly wearing their "I Voted" stickers!
Even though this election didn't quite turn out how we had hoped, we learned a TON this month, and it was so fun to be learning about things that were unfolding in real life. There are SO many great election-themed and patriotic children's books out there. Below are a few of the books we read this month.