External Resources

www.archives.gov/federal_register/electoral_college – National Archives and Records Administration.  Lessons and information on elections and the Electoral College

http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/Themes/Elections/index.shtml – Lessons created by teachers on electing a president, campaign ads, political polls, etc.

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/election/– Lessons and resources on elections and other government information.  Has links to many other related sites.

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/voting.html – Demographic and socioeconomic data concerning elections from 1964 to the present.

www.civnet.org – Civitas.  Promotes civic education through curricula and standards.

www.closeup.org – Close Up Foundation.  Civic education. “First Vote,” a classroom based voter education program.

http://www.crf-usa.org/election_central/election_central.htm – Constitutional Rights Foundation. Lessons on elections of the past and the government.

www.commoncause.org – Non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization that is a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and hold elected leaders accountable.

www.democrats.org – Official site for the Democratic Party.

http://exchange.co-nect.net/Teleprojects/project/?pid=5 – Election Co-nection.  Provider of K-12 data-driven professional development.  Provides curriculum on all aspects of elections.

www.fec.gov – Federal Election Commission.  The official source of information on campaign finance regulations, candidate financial reports, etc.

www.gop.org – Official site for the Republican Party.

www.kidsvotingusa.org – Nonprofit and nonpartisan organization working with schools and communities to enhance civics education and provide youth a voting experience on Election Day.

www.lessonplanspage.com – Collection of lesson plans designed by the University of Missouri including ones that are election specific.

www.livingroomcandidate.com- From the American Museum of the Moving Image, videos of television ads from the 1960 election to the present.

http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/election/home.htm – Lessons on elections using primary sources.

www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/elections.html – New York Times articles as springboards for studying the 2008 election and issues related to the election.

www.opensecrets.org – Center for Responsive Politics.  Non-profit, non-partisan research group based in Washington D.C. that tracks money in politics and its effects on policy and elections.

www.pbs.org/elections – Lesson plans on campaigns, political parties, political cartoon, and voting.

http://www.pbs.org/democracy/kids – Activities on government and elections.

http://pbskids.org/zoom/fromyou/elections – ZOOMout the Vote. Site by and for students.

http://school.newsweek.com – Newsweek Education Program.  Has lesson “Mapping the Road to the Presidency.”

www.smithsonian.org/educator/lessonplans – Smithsonian Institute curriculum entitled “Winning the Vote:  How Americans Elect Their Presidents.”

www.TeachableMoment.Org-  Free topical lesson plans and activities offered by the non-profit Educators for Social Responsibility.  For the upcoming election includes lessons on the election process, the US and Iran, and combating terrorism.

http://www.therespublica –Res Publica.  Promotes civic virtue, good governance, and deliberative democracy.

www.trumanlibrary.org/museum/4years/index.htm – The Truman Library. “Every Four Years” online exhibit.  Site also offers lesson plans.

www.vote-smart.org – Project Vote Smart.  A political research organization that covers candidate information.