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Decision 2008

Join us as we explore the issues and follow the candidates leading up the the 2008 presidential election.

Students will be working collaboratively with students from across the United States through Project Election to analyze regional differences in response to the candidates and the issues.

Students will also be working to plan and manage the KidsVoting! program here at East Vincent, enabling every student to cast their vote online for their choice of President.


Check out THE ISSUES identified by the students.


Check out these Maps about the election.


Check out these sites to learn more about the election:


Some of these sites give information about the candidates. Some of these sites teach about the process of electing a president. There are sites for students in practically every grade level.


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Interactive learning site with multimedia from Cable in the Classroom

Interactive learning site with multimedia from Cable in the Classroom
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Simple explanation of how a president is elected. Good site for grades 1-4

Simple explanation of how a president is elected. Good site for grades
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From Scholastic - interactive activities to learn about the election process

From Scholastic - interactive activities to learn about the election process
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TIME for kids - Election Connection

TIME for kids - Election Connection
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From PBS Kids - Interactive activities to learn about the election process.

From PBS Kids - Interactive activities to learn about the election process
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Kids pick the president, interactive activities and information about electing the president
Kids pick the president, interactive activities and information about electing the president
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Meet the candidates webquest - scroll down to see other classes in this country who are participating
Meet the candidates webquest - scroll down to see other classes in this country who are participating
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Loaded with samples of elected officials' voting records, campaign finance information, interest group ratings and contact information
Loaded with samples of elected officials' voting records, campaign finance information, interest group ratings and contact information
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Brain Pop Election '08 Minisite
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StudentNewsDaily website, where students can find information about many issues involving the election
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Election 2008 Candidate Game

Election 2008 Candidate Game
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Mock Election Game
Mock Election Game
Data Galore
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Open Secrets
Education Policies of Presidential Candidates

Writing Letters to the President


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Electoral vote updated daily.

Electoral vote updated daily


What are other ideas you have to explore and help others experience the election process?



















C-Span - Campaign 2008 Resources including lesson plan

Parents' Guide to the 2008 Presidential Elections by Scholastic