[Surfnetkids: 17 Oct 2012] Election 2012



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#1. October 17, 2012

Barbara J. Feldman
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#2. Election 2012

by Barbara J. Feldman
http://www.surfnetkids.com/election_2012.htm

Election 2012 Printable (** for premium members only)
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/election_2012.pdf

With the presidential election just weeks away, the campaigns are heating up. In addition to the official sites for candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, here are some online resources for students to learn about the election process and keep up with the candidates.

270 to Win: 2012 Presidential Election Interactive Map
*****
“It takes 270 electoral votes to win the Presidential election.” This interactive map shows each state and the number of electoral votes they control. As you click on each state, you can change it from red (Republican), to blue (Democrat), and then to tan (undecided.) As you modify each state, the total counter will also update. To begin, you can choose from a number of starting views, such as, for example, the actual results from the 2008 election, when the Democrats won with 365 electoral votes. If you have cookies enabled, your custom map will be saved for your return visits.

I Side With
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Take a short quiz to find out which presidential candidate you agree with most. “3,847,241 voters have used iSideWith to find their candidate.” Questions are organized into issues such as the economy, foreign policy, the environment, science, immigration, healthcare and social issues. You might be surprised by your results!

My Voice National Student Mock Election
*****
“The National Student/Parent Mock Election seeks to turn the sense of powerlessness that keeps young Americans and their parents, too, from going to the polls into a sense of the power of participation in our democracy.” Run by the non-profit Pearson Foundation and dozens of corporate sponsors, the nonprofit, nonpartisan program provides educational materials to anyone who wants to participate. In 2008, over 5 million students, parents and teachers participated. Since the project began, it has touched over 45 million participants. This year, the Mock Election will be held November 1, 2012.

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#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

Election 2012 Printable

The White House Printable

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#4. Related Games

American Presidency Game Show
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The White House Quiz
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/the_white_house_quiz.htm

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#6. Quote of the Week

“Ask the young. They know everything.” ~~ Joseph Joubert ~~ (May 7, 1754 – May 4, 1824) French moralist and essayist. Click here for more age quotes.

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