Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Election Links to Explore

The final Presidential Debate aired last night and voting is only two weeks (less than that now) away. Do you want to explore more about elections? You've come to the right place!

First, be sure to stop by and check out the display pictured to your left where we are featuring books on elections, the various parties (political parties), and books on Presidents at Blue Bell. You'll never know what you learn from a book about the Presidents or the elections.

Now, below are some kid-friendly sites that you can explore. The sites were included based on how informative they were as well as fun. Some aren't nearly as much fun as others, but the information was just too good to pass up.

For Kids

PBS Kids: TheDemocracy Project - Explore information about the election from learning about the candidates to printing posters as well as enjoy facts from previous elections by traveling the “Voting Time Machine” This is perfectly designed for kids with awesome graphics, animation, and information. (Grades K-12)

Ben’s Guide to U.S.Government for Kids - A more "wordy" resource compared to others resources out there but is a great starting point to understanding elections, how candidates become candidates, and what happens on election day. (Grades 9-12)

Time for Kids:Election 2012 - Voice your thoughts on election issues, learn about current election news, and study information about the candidates. (Grades 3-9)

Fans of infographics (those really neat images that have a start here, read fact, move on) will enjoy this page. Bite sized pieces of information explain how one becomes President as well as the election process in simple language (Grades K-5)

For Parents & Educators

These two resources link you to even more resources!

USA.Gov – Learn aboutElections and Voting: A collection of resources that the government gathered for you that you can use with your children to help them better understand the election.

NeverEndingSearch –Election Resources to Share: Another collection of resources, from a secondary level school librarian in the area, that you can use with your children to help them better understand the election. The resources collected here are more appropriate for a secondary level classroom.

Let us know if there are more links to include in the comments.

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