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Presidential Election 2012 Resources
Resources for teachers & students about the upcoming election
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Rand McNally Education :: Play the Election

Rand McNally Education :: Play the Election | Presidential Election 2012 Resources | Scoop.it

Play the Election is a free, collaborative, online tool that teaches students about the 2012 Election and the election process through a series of games, resources and competition.
Students predict the election winners for each state on an interactive election map, and compare their predictions to their class and the country to see where they rank. The program also includes eleven digital mini-games that delve deeper into influential and battleground states, like California and Texas, and Ohio and Florida. Play the Election includes thirteen lesson plans that support core concepts to grades 7-12, crafted by expert teachers specializing in government and civics - and all aligned to the core curriculum and state standards.

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2012 Presidential Debates | MiddleWeb

2012 Presidential Debates | MiddleWeb | Presidential Election 2012 Resources | Scoop.it
The 2012 Presidential debates will be watched more closely than ever. Frank W. Baker provides debate basics and teaching strategies for the weeks ahead.
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Predict a winner: Battleground states - Los Angeles Times

Predict a winner: Battleground states - Los Angeles Times | Presidential Election 2012 Resources | Scoop.it
The 2012 presidential election is likely to be decided by voters in a small number of swing states.
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Ask a President! - CNN.com

Ask a President game. Former US presidents answer queries about the race for the White House.

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eLECTIONS Your Adventure in Politics brought to you by Cable in the Classroom

eLECTIONS game

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BrainPOP Spotlight: Elections. Movies, quizzes, activities, teacher resources and lesson plans

Ever wonder how democracy began? What the differences are between the two major political parties? And just what the heck the electoral college is?

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Books About Presidents and Elections

Books About Presidents and Elections | Presidential Election 2012 Resources | Scoop.it
Great books for kids all about presidents and elections. Teach kids about how elections work.
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PBS KIDS: The Democracy Project | Home

Meet US presidents past and present, make campaign buttons and learn about US history and the election process.
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NY Times Election 2012 Unit: An Overview

NY Times Election 2012 Unit: An Overview | Presidential Election 2012 Resources | Scoop.it

Election Unit for the 2012 presidential election with lesson activities, essential questions, projects and useful handouts. 

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Spin It! Create your own lines from the presidential debates

Spin It! Create your own lines from the presidential debates | Presidential Election 2012 Resources | Scoop.it
As Mitt Romney and Barack Obama square off in three debate meetings, use their words to create your own version of what they've said...
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PBS KIDS: The Democracy Project | Meet The Candidates

PBS KIDS: The Democracy Project | Meet The Candidates | Presidential Election 2012 Resources | Scoop.it
Meet US presidents past and present, make campaign buttons and learn about US history and the election process.
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Red-Blue Penpal News- An Election Year Exchange

Red-Blue Penpal News- An Election Year Exchange | Presidential Election 2012 Resources | Scoop.it

PenPal News is partnering middle and high school classrooms from Red States and Blue States across the U.S. to discuss important election-year issues. Our 6-week exchange program will run throughout the school year. Sign up to get your students started.

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The Voting Machines of America - Photo Essays

The Voting Machines of America - Photo Essays | Presidential Election 2012 Resources | Scoop.it

Time Magazine: The Voting Machines of America slideshow

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Ben's Guide (3-5): The Election Process -- Election of the President

Ben's Guide (3-5): The Election Process -- Election of the President | Presidential Election 2012 Resources | Scoop.it
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WIN THE WHITE HOUSE

In this free social studies game, students experience the presidential election process by taking on the role of a candidate and winning votes in a virtual campaign.
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How to Become President of the U.S. Poster | Kids.gov

How to Become President of the U.S. Poster | Kids.gov | Presidential Election 2012 Resources | Scoop.it
How to Become President of the U.S.Poster...
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The United States of Numeracy: The Math of a Presidential Campaign

The United States of Numeracy: The Math of a Presidential Campaign | Presidential Election 2012 Resources | Scoop.it
Ten suggestions for looking at the campaign season through an arithmetical lens, using New York Times resources.
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