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The Election:
Classroom Activities

FAOW The primaries and the political conventions for Election 2012 are coming up. The lessons in this Education World resource are aimed at helping teachers capitalize on this once-every-four-years "teachable moment." Included: Lessons for teaching about the Electoral College and the importance of voting, plus a unique approach to staging a classroom debate about election issues!

Elections offer a unique opportunity for students to learn about the political process and to witness the wheels of democracy in motion. Computer-savvy teachers and students can follow all the goings-on -- thanks to the Internet! Many online news sites will provide in-depth coverage. Among the potential classroom resources are the following online resources:

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