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!
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
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
I Side With– take a short quiz and see which candidate sides with you
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