Electoral Process

 

National Student/Parent Mock Election  - learn about the election process through this mock election set up just for kids. Find out how you, your parents, and your school can participate.

Voting  - find information about voting.

Kids Voting USA  - vote on current elections and help end low voter turnout in the future.

Project Vote Smart  - wealth of facts on candidates and elected officials, including biographies, addresses, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances, and evaluations by special interests.

Electoral College  - official site from the National Archives and Records Administration. Get info and statistics on presidential elections from 1789 to the present.

C-SPAN: Election 2004  - get the latest up-to-date news on the campaigns for the 2004 presidential elections.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids  - let Ben Franklin explain the branches of the U.S. government and how they started. You can learn about citizenship, elections, how laws are made, national vs. state government, and lots more.

Elections…  The American Way
The PBS Kids Democracy Project--Lesson Plans--To Vote Or Not To Vote... through an online game, "Inside The Voting Booth" Students will then examine the contemporary problem

Analyzing Political Ads
View current political ads, learn how they make use of various commercial ad appeals, and develop familiarity with basic videography terms.

Is the Electoral College Out of Date?
Investigate the history, purpose, and tradition of the Electoral College, and determine whether the current electoral system should be maintained, revised or scrapped altogether.
United Streaming – log on using tvmshistory8 as the username and burrell as the password.  Click on the playlist to view videos about the election process
Election 2004 - Produced by Scholastic. Includes articles about "How to Run for President" and "Countdown to Election Day"  and much more!
Election Lessons - Some lessons for elementary through high school. 
Brain POP - Election - BrainPOP is the leading producer of educational animated movies for K-12. The company creates original animated movies to explain concepts in a voice and visual style that is accessible, educational and entertaining for both children and adults. This link will take you to the "Election" movie and quiz.  Log in using tv_ms for both the username and password.
Bush-Cheney '04  
Kerry-Edwards '04
National Student Mock Election 
Vote! The Machinery of Democracy 
The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden – Produced by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, this site contains a wealth of activities, some interactive; resources, such as timelines and records of military history; and teacher materials, including lesson plan guides for grades 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12.  

 

 

Links updated 10/05/04