The #MyParty14 election project was a great success. Our students participated in the political process by creating their own parties around issues that mattered to them. We had a “primary” at our school and the top ten commercials were shown to local congressmen along with a two minute stump speech.
My students came in second place in the state wide competition, but I know that we “won” because I watched the students get excited about politics and issues that matter to them. Getting students to realize that they have a voice if they choose to use it was the best part of this project.