Election 2012: Lesson Plans and Tools

November 6th is almost here.  The following are a list of election-related teaching resources. Discover more resources here.

The Newseum Digital Classroom’s interactive timeline for the 2012 Presidential Election traces the major media moments of “Decision 2012.” Newseum’s site also houses lesson plans as well as a glossary of relevant terms.

PBS Learning Media aggregates, curates, and contextualizes election-related resources for K-12 classrooms. Available resources encompass both current events for the 2012 Presidential Election and in-depth learning opportunities that can be used in any study of the U.S. government and election processes.

ReadWriteThink’s Election Day lesson plan provides framework for students in grades 3-12 to engage with the election through mock campaigning and essay-writing.

The Office of the Federal Register’s site has many resources on the election, with a particular emphasis onexplaining the electoral college.

The Library of Congress’ online repository is a source for many photos and historical data on Election Day throughout the years.

The New York Times’ The Learning Network collects teaching ideas and resources, providing excellent opportunities for using primary sources in the classroom.

Explore more resources on our Elections and Politics Pinterest board.

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