Help your students understand the presidential election process by focusing on the 2012 race.
Teachervision.com has resources about voting, elections, and the current candidates to help you structure your classroom discussion, lesson plans, and homework assignments.
- Candidate Biographies – Encourage your students to learn more about the 2012 Democratic and Republican presidential candidates with these short biographies.
- Mock Elections Resources – Ideas for holding a classroom election
- Sample lesson plans
EducationWorld.com has additional resources such as:
Students hunt through newspapers and other news sources for election-related “treasures.” (K-12)
An experiment drives home to students the importance of voting! (3-12)
Students create color-keyed maps showing election night returns. (K-12)
Students learn a lesson in media literacy! (6-12)
Students take a unique approach to a classroom discussion/debate of the election process! (3-12)
Students determine the most important issue of the current campaign. (3-12)
Students create a classroom dictionary of election terms. (3-12)
When has the Electoral College been a deciding factor in an election? (3-12)
Students graph the presidents’ ages at inauguration. Who was the youngest president? the oldest? (K-8)
Students think critically about issues in the current election campaign. (K-12)
A variety of news websites also have sites with information about the 2012 elections: