Exworthy Educational Resources

Election Process

KidsVoting.usa- This site hopes to involve kids in the democratic process by having them become involved. Kids cast ballots on important issues and read returns.

Election 2004 Webquest-  In this WebQuest, students research candidates and issues to answer the question, Which candidate would you vote for? During a weekly classroom "press conference," students share what they learn and debate the issues.

NARA- Find lots of information, lessons, and more related to the 2004 election.

By the People- The Election lesson plans listed here are organized by grade level and topic. All are designed to tie to state and national standards for civics, history, math, and language arts.

Congress for Kids- Students of all ages can learn about the election process.

Youthevote- Here is the place for students to obtain information and cast their ballots for this year's election. The teacher's lounge has links to lots of election 2004 curriculum. 

Dear Candidate- Microsoft presents this K-4 lesson that teaches about the Presidential election. Find links to lots of related resources, too.

Scholastic's Election 2004- This area contains current campaign information and an area to enter your class' vote for President.

The Inaugural Classroom- Here are detailed high school social studies lesson plans for integrating historic and current presidential inaugurations, easily adaptable for lower levels.

PBS Democracy Project- Students in grades 3-6 will understand the structure and duties of various governmental groups, including the president. More importantly, students will understand how government affects their lives.

Discovering Democracy-This outstanding site contains lessons and activities for teaching civics to primary and secondary students. 

Grassroots.com- Read the latest news on all of the political issues, chat, or view the National conventions' speeches. 

World's Smallest Political Quiz- Students become political pollsters as they learn the meaning of conservative, moderate, and libertarian.

The 30 Second Candidate- Here is a tremendous site for evaluating how television and advertising sways voters views.

Who Will Be The Next President?- Here is an easy to understand Online Newshour magazine that keeps students current on the election process and news.

America Votes- This is a collection of campaign memorabilia from previous presidential elections, containing buttons, stickers, photos- also some good background information about political parties and the candidates.

More up-to-the-minute information is here at CNN's AllPolitics.com.

GOP Republican- Read the latest views on issues from the Republicans here- A great High school project resource for comparing viewpoints.

Project Vote-Smart- Biographies, platforms, records and information about 13000 candidates fill this site. The Classroom section provides student activities.

The US Electoral College Vote Calculator- Students can select a state by clicking on the map, choose a party, and the calculator displays votes needed to win

Legislative Action Center- NEA presents this resource containing contact with legislators, polls, voting records, current legislation, and more.

Congress Link- Here are many resources for teachers, lesson plans, activities, and information related to congress. Learn about  topics such as how a bill becomes law, congressional leadership, checks and balances, civil rights, communicating with Congress members, and constitutional amendments.

Legislative Information on the Internet– Current congressional floor activities, bills, congressional record, committee information and information related to how the legislative process works is here at this informative site.

State and Local Governments- Here are the government organizations for all states and many cities.

Polling Report-  Here are the results and graphs of polls on current issues, very useful for student research projects.

The Whitehouse Project- This site is dedicated to advancing the chances of having a woman President. It contains valuable current information for a Government class.

Dumb Laws- Organized by State, here are some silly laws that are still on the books.

The Democracy Project- It is scary to think of the power that the media holds to shape the public opinion about issues and candidates. Learn how the media controls us here.