ELECTIONS ’08

November 4th is Election Day which means we’re only around two short weeks away.

We’ve compiled a few websites that you can use as a resource to help you’re child better understand what we’re all talking about. We would love to hear what you’re doing to teach and help your child be involved in the process. Leave us a comment.

Election Connection

http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/election08/

Meet the Candidates, Inside the Issues, Reporters, Electionary, Congress Connection, Path to the Presidency.

Countdown to Election 2008
http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/election2008.htm
How do Americans elect a president?  Learn about the process, meet the candidates, and keep up to date on election news.  Do you have what it takes to win the election?  Check out the games and quizzes and find out.

The Democracy Project
http://pbskids.org/democracy/
What would it be like to be president?  Does every vote count?  What does the government really do?  Find out the answers and cast your vote for president.

Elections…the American Way
http://learning.loc.gov/learn/features/election/home.html
Elections, past and present, from the Library of Congress.

eLECTIONS: Your Adventures in Politics
http://broadband.ciconline.org/elections/Default.aspx
Run for president in this online game.  Study the issues, plan your campaign, and play against the computer or an opponent. (You’ll need Adobe Shockwave to play this game on your computer.)

Weekly Reader Road to the White House
http://www.weeklyreader.com/election/index.asp
Election news, games, and student journalism from Weekly Reader.

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