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FMS Participates In Mock Presidential Election

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FMS Participates In Mock Presidential Election
 
Social Studies the students learned about the election process. We studied an election year timeline and how the election process worked.  We started from the beginning from what a candidate is and how they declare their run for the presidency. The students learned about primaries and caucuses,  political parties, registering to vote, ballots, conventions, the electoral college, and popular vote.  This work prepared us for our FMS Mock Presidential Election Vote. We had 6th Grade students volunteer at our registration table and they checked in voters, handed out ballots, and "I Voted" stickers.  Our volunteers also calculated the % of students who voted in our election.  Below you fill find our final results. Our FMS Mock Election had a very positive atmosphere, thanks to the staff who helped keep it that way.  The students were asking meaningful questions regarding the election.  When we talk AIW, this activity/lesson had a lot of Value Beyond School.  
 
Math sudents were asked to act as Election Tellers.  The students were set up in different precincts in the classroom. Each precinct represented a different grade level at FMS, students then organized the votes counted them and tabulated them in Math.  After the precincts tabulated their votes, and took them to what we called the "Courthouse",which was another group of students that added all the precincts together.  Students then calculated the votes into fractions and converted their fractions into decimals and percentages to be shared with the school before they left on Election Day.  Students continued election work the rest of the week by continue looking at statistics and also graphing the voting breakdown data by grade level.    
 
 
Final Vote %
Donald Trump - 52%
Hillary Clinton 37%
Jill Stein - 5%
Gary Johnson 4%
Rocky De La Fuente .9%
Gloria LaRiva .4%
 
Student Voter Turn Out 
5th Grade - 89% of students voted
6th Grade - 93%
7th Grade - 72%
8th Grade - 76%