Everyone always gets excited during a presidential election, but does it really matter who you elect as mayor? Does who the President appoint to the Cabinet affect your daily life? The answers might surprise you. This four-week unit study looks at the electoral process from the ground up, starting with local elections and working up to the presidential election. We’ll look at what impact various elected offices have on our day-to-day lives, what various offices are responsible, and much more. This unit study is designed for older students who enjoy independent study and thoughtful consideration of the questions presented. It consists of four smaller units: local, state, federal, and Supreme Court. Each smaller unit can be completed over the course of one week or less. The unit focuses on history and social studies but also incorporates math, art, health, and language arts. 23 pages total. Ages 11-18.