Here are seven reasons why you should be using this awesome tool!
1. Election Collection
The Election Collection is a comprehensive set of resources describing why we have elections, how democracy works, and the foundations of the US Government.
2. The Election Process
3. Understand the Presidential Debates
How do Presidential Debates work? Check out the Understanding Presidential Debates section for lesson plans, videos, and other resources to help students understand the importance of debates.
There is even another section that contains a Debate Toolkit, where you can facilitate your own classroom debates. This is a powerful way for students to learn the power of civil and meaningful student-led discussion.
4. We The Voters Films
PBS partnered with We The Voters to create a series of short-films, handouts, and lesson plans to provide a non-partisan understanding of the election process, debates, democracy and government for students in grades 8 - 12.
5. The Electoral Decoder
The Electoral Decoder will take you inside every single Presidential Election and help you understand the Electoral College and its impact on the Presidency. This is an excellent analysis tool that highlights an often overlooked component of the US Electoral process.
Not sure how the process works? There is a helpful set of resources that explain the process.
6. Interactive Map
The Interactive Map provides you with information about each of the candidates, when and where they are campaigning, information about the event, information about the state they are campaigning in, and interactive resources. Follow each candidate from now until November!
The Virtual Field Trips section gives your students an opportunity to see important places related to the Presidency like Monticello, Mount Vernon, The US Capitol Building, and the Congressional Record.