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Updated August 14, 2000

Primaries, Voting, and Elections

Education World looks at decisions of primary importance and elects to explore the voting process! Lesson plans, Internet sites, and curriculum ideas will help your students understand the impact of this year's Election.

This week, Education World presents the seventh story in our Millennium Series. Throughout the week, well be posting stories related to The Election theme. Those stories include:

  • Election 2000 WebQuest
    In this new Education World 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 as the election season rolls on. Students can educate their parents by researching important issues and creating a fact sheet to send home. Included: Students vote at the start and end of this WebQuest. Did the knowledge they gained change their votes?

  • Election 2000
    Each week, Education World's Great Sites for Teaching About... page highlights Web sites to help educators work timely themes into their lessons. This week's sites are among the best on the Web for teaching about Election 2000.

    In the months to come, Education World's Millennium Series will explore...

    January The Middle Ages
    February The Age of Exploration
    March Colonization
    April The American Revolution
    May Westward Expansion
    June Civil War and Reconstruction
    July/August Election 2000
    September Immigration
    October The World Wars
    November The Space Age
    December The Future