Teachers have been asking for Election 2008 information, so I have decided to put all information onto one site. Here are some helpful Election sites that I’ve found in my online travels:
General Information on Elections in America
Library of Congress: Contains information on the Candidates, Voters, the Party System, the Election System, and Issues.
NARA (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration): Includes information on the Electoral College, including Teaching Resources, Voting Resources and more.
BrainPop: Simple videos to explain various parts of the election, including how a president is elected and the Electoral College.
Election 2008 Information
Election 2008: A resource for journalists on the candidates. Students can click onto the candidates names to see some of the important issues.
On the Issues: Information on the issues for all the candidates, including how they did on the recent debates and video clips of each. Click on a candidate’s picture, and students get information about them and how they stand on the issues.
CNN Information Tracker: Information on the campaign issues, including a graph showing which are most important to the American public.
Guide to the U.S. Elections: Information on the important issues for each candidate.
Pros and Cons: Contains information on the Pros and Cons of controversial issues.
Commitment 2008: Candidates can be compared on a side by side dropdown menu to see how they stand on various issues.
Scholastic: Information on the election for students, including Campaigning, How the Government Works, Issues and more.
270 to Win: Interactive site on the Electoral Votes each candidate needs to win. Students can see the important states, including the “swing” states. Clicking on the states show how they’ve voted in the past, and the makeup of each state that may help to win the state for the candidate.
Select a Candidate: Students answer a series of basic questions on the issues. Their answers are matched with a candidate. Students may be very surprised at the choice that appears.
Barack Obama: Information from Obama’s website for his policy on Native Americans, and other issues.
John McCain: Information from McCain’s website for his Economic policies and other issues.