Campbellsville Middle School fourth-graders recently ran presidential campaigns for fictional characters.
In Kaye Agathen’s social studies class, students have been discussing the presidential election.
They read “So You Want to Be President?” by Judith St. George and discussed presidential eligibility, the Electoral College, political parties and the leadership qualities a president must have to be successful.
As a project to go along with the unit, students were asked to choose a fictional character from a book, movie, television show, cartoon or comic book that they believe would make a great candidate for United States president.
Students considered their character’s leadership qualities and character traits.
After choosing their candidate, students made posters to encourage others to vote for their character. They had to include reasons why their candidate is the best, along with five leadership qualities that would make him or her a great president.
Students also had to write a paragraph explaining why their candidate is the best choice.
After completing their posters, students presented them and they are now hanging in the fourth-grade hallway.
From left, CMS fourth-graders Keeley Dicken, Miley Hash, Jaclyn Jackson and Skylar Wilhoite hold their presidential campaign posters.
CMS fourth-graders made posters, like these, nominating fictional characters for president.
CMS fourth-graders Kace Eastridge, at left, and Kaleb Miller discuss their presidential candidates.
CMS fourth-grader Kaylyn Lawson believes Flat Stanley should be president.
CMS fourth-graders Cassie Crick, at left, and Destiny Lane believe Garfield would make a good president.
CMS fourth-grader Landon Rakes discusses his presidential candidate.
CMS fourth-graders made posters, like this one, nominating fictional characters, such as Phineas, for president.
CMS fourth-grader Noah Leachman nominated Deadpool for president.
CMS fourth-graders Anna Floyd, at left, and Lilly Murphy tell their classmates why Hermione Granger should be president.
CMS fourth-grader Isabel Dengal discusses why Pikachu would be a good president.
CMS fourth-grader Andrew Mardis talks about his presidential candidate.
CMS fourth-grader Logan England chose Kid Danger for president.