On November 3rd 2020, Americans will vote for their president for the next four years. What’s the big deal? Why are so many people in this country getting so worked up about this US (United States) election.
Rarely has so much attention been paid to a vote in a different country but is it really any of our business? And if so, why?
This resource pack includes an article from The Week Junior magazine about the election, and an activities sheet designed to get children thinking, talking and writing about what the story means to them.
- Debate why so many people in this country getting so worked up about this US election. Rarely has so much attention been paid to a vote in a different country but is it really any of our business? Or is this one different? Many people on both sides of the Atlantic have been concerned by President Trump’s first four years, so do we have every right to be concerned because it affects us and the whole planet? What do you think?
- The United States has done a great deal for the world. Many of the programmes and films you watch, the music you enjoy and the technology you use have probably come from there. Write a thank you letter to America, expressing your gratitude for the things they have given us that have made your life better.
- Imagine you were standing for election to be President of the US. Design and write a persuasive poster, letting people know what you would do so that they would know why to vote for you.
- Research the last five presidents of the US. List their names, the years they served, the party they represented (Democrat or Republican) and any major events that happened during their time in office.
Find the entire series of Topical Tuesday resources to download here.
What is The Week Junior?
The Week Junior magazine looks at current affairs and helps children make sense of the world, provides context and clarity to complex issues, improves general knowledge and encourages discussion and debate.
To find out more about The Week Junior and to download its free resources, please go to schools.theweekjunior.co.uk.