Please Vote For Me

In a third-grade class at an elementary school in the city of Wuhan in central China, the teacher tries to teach about democracy by staging an election for class monitor. Three children vie for the office, indulging in all the low blows and character assassination of a typical Western-style election. Parents, living under the one-child policy, are drawn into the electoral fray.


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Product Description

Please Vote For Me brings civics to life for students and is also a valuable tool for teaching students about China.

Film runtime: 58 minutes

Film rating: Not rated. Film appropriate for Grades 3+. Resources vary in grade level range.

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This film is available through Kanopy.

Curriculum Guide

Lesson 1: The Land of China (Social Studies, Geography and World History)
Lesson 2: A Lesson in Democracy (Social Studies, Civics)
Lesson 3: Chinese Characters (Language Arts)
Lesson 4: Chinese Number Rods: Integer Calculations (Mathematics)
Lesson 5: Investigating Rice (Science)
Lesson 6: Folk Art: Chinese Papercuts (Visual Arts)
Lesson 7: A Glimpse of Chinese Culture
Lesson 8: About Documentary Films

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Royal blue background with white 16 in the upper left hand corner. Text beside it, white, reads: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Central image, all white, is a dove with an olive branch in its beak, legs resting on a gavel.


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