Wednesday, September 19, 2012

37 Resources: The 2012 Presidential Election

 My niece turns 18 in December. Too bad for her, because now she won't be able to vote in a presidential election for until 2016. Students in my school are encouraged to register to vote and should be made aware of who the candidates are and what they stand for. Civics and social studies teachers can utilize the links below for lessons in class.

2012 Election Scrapbook-

2012 Political Map Center- interactive map from PBS New Hour

2012 Presidential Election- list of resources about the election

2012 Voting Lessons-  115 page document covers grades K-12

All About Electing a President of the United States-for younger kids; well explained

Candidate Match Game 2- interactive

Eight Steps to the White House- from CNN; uses comic book graphics

Election 2012: Teaching Ideas and Resources- from the NY Times

Election 2012- from Scholastic; excellent from younger students

Election of the President- from Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

Elections and Voting Lesson Plans- from TeAchnology

Getting to Know the Candidates: Analyzing Their Campaign Ads

I Side With- take a short quiz and see which candidate sides with you

Livebinder on the Presidential Elections

National Student Mock Election- great for ESL students

Play the Election- from Rand McNally

Virtual Presidential Debate- created by teacher Paul Solarz

Vote 2012: An Election Scrapbook- provided by the NY Publishers Association; covers the election; great for each student to use as a guide.

Barack Obama- official site

Barack Obama Biography- from BIO

Barack Obama on the Issues- extensive list

Barack Obama's Life in Pictures- from ABC

Barack Obama's Road to the White House

Milestones: Barack Obama- interactive timeline of Barack Obama's life and career; New York Times

Obama Land- Associated Press' look at Obama's life

Obama's Twitter Account

President Barack Obama- White House profile


Latest Mitt Romney News - from ABC News

Mitt Romney: Biography

Mitt Romney on the Issues

Mitt Romney: Huff Post Articles

Mitt Romney's Life- from the Wall Street Journal

Mitt Romney's Official Site

Mitt Romney's Twitter Account

Romney's Republican National Convention Speech

What Romney Should Have Said to Schoolchildren about his "prank" and bullying- Washington Post

YouTube Channel for Mitt Romney


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