KidsVoting 2012

Student Resources

KidsVoting – USA

American Civic Liberty
Test your knowledge by answering the sixty multiple-choice questions below. You must answer all questions. When you are finished, use the button at the bottom to submit your quiz for scoring.

CNN Inside Politics Videos and articles on current political events

Census Fact Finder Information from the Census

The White House Site The main site from Washington DC

Presidential Quiz How well do you know your presidents?

Polling Report Ongoing collection of nonpartisan and partisan national polls

Meet the Candidates CNN introduces the presidential candidates.

Student News Stories and Video from CNN.com

Listen to audio reports on NPR. In-depth coverage of elections, Democratic and Republican candidates, and primary elections and caucuses.

Yahoo Election News Full news coverage and opinions on the 2012 presidential election. Find photos, audio, video, and related sites about the election on Yahoo!

Real Clear Politics Aggregated news stories and commentary about the campaign and candidates.

The Electorial Vote Track the electoral college and congressional elections with a red/blue map of the US updated daily using the latest state polls.

Scholastic News Election 2012

Time for Kids Election 2012

Washington Post Political News

US Government Games

iCivics Created by Justice Sandra Day OíConnor, this site offers educational games and standards-aligned civics curriculum to prepare students in becoming knowledgeable citizens.

Bill of Rights Institute Use the resources at the Bill of Rights Institute to learn about the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and other Founding Documents.


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Teacher Resources

American President Resource on the U.S. Presidents

Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections

Political Cartoons

Commission on Presidential Debates

C-SPAN News Station

The New York Times Electoral Map

HIPPO Campus History & Government Digital Media Resources

MSNBC Campaign News

Library of Congress Political Cartoons

The PBS Kids Democracy Project
Check Classroom Resources for the Lesson Plans

CNN – Inside Politics
Up to the minute news.

Ben’s Guide to US Government
Choose a grade range to explore.

The White House – Historical Tour

Quiz: The US presidency

Presidents' Day Quiz - True or False

More Presidents' Quizzes

Make Classroom Connections to This Year’s Elections

Election Word List

Voting and Elections

Celebrate the Constitution America celebrates the constitution ñ Collect resources, lesson plans, and back ground knowledge.


Lesson Plans

Big Picture Lesson Plan: EFFECTS OF URBAN GROWTH
Background, Activities and Critical Analysis By Lisa Prososki
Subject Areas: secondary current events, social studies, political science, communication arts, and math classes
Estimated Time: Two to three 45-minute class periods
Grade Level: 9-12 (lesson can be modified for lower grades)

Analyzing the Candidates in 2012
Background, Activities and Critical Analysis By Lisa Prososki
Subject Areas: secondary current events, social studies, political science, communication arts, and speech/debate classes
Estimated Time: Two to three 45-minute class periods
Grade Level: 9-12 (lesson can be modified for lower grades)

Social Media and Advertising in the 2012 Elections
Background, Activities and Critical Analysis By Lisa Prososki
Subject Areas: Secondary Civics, Government, Journalism, Current Events, Communication Arts, Debate, Social Studies
Estimated Time: One to two 45-minute class periods
Grade Level: 9-12 (lesson can be modified for lower grades)

List of Lesson Plans from C-SPAN

Center for Action Civics Lesson Activities

GenerationNation

Lesson Plan using Political Cartoons

What is the Electorial College?

First Gov For Kids
Learn more about different parts of our government.

"Game Theory," Program 9 of the new "Mathematics Illuminated," demonstrates that competition and cooperation can be studied mathematically. Game theory began in the analysis of games like chess and checkers, but soon showed its relevance to economics and geopolitical strategy

"Learning Math: Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability," Video 9, "Random Sampling and Estimation" illustrates how to select a random sample and use it to estimate characteristics of an entire population. The video includes information especially useful in an election year: the variation in estimates and the effect of sample size on an estimate's accuracy.

"The Missing Link: Essential Concepts for Middle School Math Teachers" offers methods for teaching how to conduct random sampling and use probability to make predictions in Workshop 7.


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Nevada Resources

Clark County Election Department

Nevada State Library


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Miscellaneous Political Resources

World's Smallest Political Quiz
Quiz by Advocates for Self-Government to see where you fit on the political map.

Gallup Organization

Pew Research Center
The Pew Research Center is an independent opinion research group that studies
attitudes toward the press, politics and public policy issues.