Running for Office!

Use this section to explore resources about current political parties in the United States, the qualifications of candidates running for office in the United States, and the voting process. Click on the links to each of the module pages below to explore that module's content.

Political Parties

Let's Learn About Political Parties

SS.7.C.2.8: Identify America’s current political parties, and illustrate their ideas about government.

Evaluating Candidates

Let's Learn About Evaluating Candidates

SS.7.C.2.9: Evaluate candidates for political office by analyzing their qualifications, experience, issue-based platforms, debates, and political ads.

SS.7.C.2.7: Conduct a mock election to demonstrate the voting process and its impact on a school, community, or local level.

Teachers, We Need Your Help! The Governor recently vetoed funding for the Lou Frey Institute, the parent organization for the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship, Civics360 and the Partnership for Civic Learning.