“If I were president, I would make the world a better place for kids to live and learn,” are words spoken by many elementary students during this election season. Understanding the process of electing a new President of the United States is a new learning adventure being explored by the students of Newport Primary School. Students will learn what voting is all about, who can vote, why it’s important to vote and what elected leaders can do for our country. The students will participate in a patriotic mock election on Friday, November 4, 2016 by casting their ballot for President of the United States.
Our goal is to engage students in government and the political process to gain a better understanding of the power of voting. We will have a voting room for each grade where students will cast their ballots.
From the President of the United States to local School Board and Community Government members, many of the people currently running for office will have an impact on education policy and, therefore, on our students’ lives. Stay tuned to see and hear about our election coverage and the candidate elected by Newport Primary School as the next President of the United States.
“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard, therefore, is education.” as stated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.