The 2012 Election season is reved up in full throttle right now. It is hard to turn on the television and not be overwhelmed with polictical advertisements, interviews, or election coverage of some type. This is a teachabe moment for students. Whether you are teaching English or Social Studies, this year the 2012 election will be a hot topic! With that Iowa primary happening NOW, I wanted to share some great ideas for discussing, analyzing, and just understanding the basics of the upcoming election. Here is my collection of great lesson plan ideas. Each collection has great ideas for middle or high school students. The first set of lessons includes over five different lessons and the Adobe PDF handouts that go along with each lesson.