At one middle school, a fantasy election is a class project that is showing students a future as voting citizens.

Fantasy Election is a Class ProjectCarver Middle School eighth graders in an American History class have taken the contest to the limit, seeking endorsements from individuals and corporations, and campaigning heavily inside school.

Teacher Anthony Cherry is  the project, involving 120 students.  “I wanted my students to understand that it is people just like them who run for public offices and have the ability and potential to impact local, state and national government,” he said.

Cherry’s classes formed political parties, and held primaries.  Once candidates were selected, they formed a team of campaign managers, speech writers, and social media directors.

The mock election project was originally supposed to last two days, but it mushroomed into a two week process.

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