It’s still not too late to learn more about this year’s election. Over the past couple months we’ve been posting election resources for students and teachers, and wanted to post a few more on the big day.
- Twelve Interactive Activities for Learning About Elections: High school social studies teacher Paul Gigliotti shared these great activities that span grades K-8 in Edutopia, with games for learning election vocabulary, understanding polling, and how the electoral college works.
- Free resources to help teach about elections: Donna Krache of CNN’s education blog “Schools of Thought” shared some great election resources, including CNN’s Electoral Map Calculator, a Campaign Explorer to teach about how political ads are concentrated in each state, and a Poll of Polls interactive that teach students to analyze charts and graphs of polling results.
- Election Articles, Maps, and Games: Scholastic’s Classroom Magazine has posted a variety of articles, including an election Q&A with President Obama, and a variety of election maps and games, including an electoral college map, and the “Seven Hats Challenge Game,” which teaches the many roles the president must play.
- Election 2012: Teaching Ideas and Resources: New York Times’ The Learning Network blog has posted a variety of resources for teaching the election, including a “Ways to Engage: Election Night” post, encouraging students to post who they think should win the presidential election and why, to post their opinions to Twitter with the hashtag #EduElection, and to play the Times interactive “512 Paths to the White House,” which shows the different swing-state combinations that could lead to victory for either candidate.
Teachers, students, are you using any of these resources in the classroom? Or maybe you have a great election resources you’d like to share? Share your experience via Twitter to @Technapex or @ce_doyle.