Journey to the White House

Recommended Grade Level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Related Categories: Democracy, Voting, Elections, President, Executive

Teacher: Sarah Roy, Strafford Elementary School

Editor: Rachel M. Stanton, M.Ed.

General Description


  • Students will explain the different between the general election and the electoral college.
  • Students will describe the election process.

Students will be formatively assessed throughout the informal class and group discussions


  • Steps to Becoming President of the United States
  • Computers with internet access
  • Writing utensils
  • Supporting documents from
  • Becoming President: Journey to the White House notesheet
  • Becoming President: Election Process Slide Show

Materials and Documents

These two days were so valuable! It's the best PD I've had in a long time. I enjoyed hearing what teachers do in other parts of the country. Judge Rendell coming really made an impact on me. Her coming made me feel that what we do is important.
- Teacher
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