2012 Presidential Election

This year on November 6, 2012, the United States will hold its next Presidential Election!

At the RBE Library, we are going to prepare students for this election by helping them get to know the candidates, understand the election process,  think about which political party they would be in, and choose the candidate they think should be president!

On election day, Borchardt is going to hold our own presidential election! Students will get to vote and we will even have classes representing different states in the electoral college!

Below is some of the information we are going to share with students, as well as some other helpful websites and fun election related activities!

Also, the library will have available to students different books related to voting and elections that they can check out in order to find out more about how we elect our president!

Election Websites:

THE ELECTION 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.

RBE Library Election Digital Kit

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