August 29, 2012: ABCs of Conventions N - Z
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1. Create your own political party. Make a campaign poster showing your party's name and slogan.
2. Find newspaper stories about local or state politicians who will attend the Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C. What roles will they be playing at the convention?
3. Find three newspaper stories about issues you care about. Why do you think the Democrats should talk about these issues at the convention?
4. Why would these people like Charlotte: (a) sports fans, (b) racing fans, and (c) hikers?
5. Use the Internet to learn about other parties that will have presidential candidates. Describe what those parties support.
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them. This week's standard:
Students understand the ideas, principles and practices of citizenship in a democratic republic. (Social Studies: Civics)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)