What is #MyParty16?
Use Project Based Learning to engage your students in politics, civility, and social issues.
Students will work in groups to form their own political parties. They will create their own party name, logo, platform, and 30 second commercial.
“Primary” elections will be held at local schools with the winners competing in a national election.
Students will be energized about political issues and the political process leading to active citizenship.
The fun competition also motivates student learning, while at the same time studying civility teaches them how to disagree peaceably. This project can be adapted to meet High School Common Core standards in multiple classes including Government, U.S. History, and ELA. Students will collaborate with other schools through Twitter chats, Skype calls, and online debates.