It's time to start thinking about the upcoming election. Here are some resources I have come across recently.
#1 -A You Tube video explaining the Electoral College:
#2 -Rand McNally has an interactive Electoral College Map.
#3 - A You Tube video on the History of Voting:
#4 -This infographic is really nice for learning about each candidate, but it may be a little too difficult for lower elementary students.
#5 - Scholastic has many resources. I especially like the maps and games. I plan to have my students try the game On the Road to the White House. The Video Highlights are also very good.
#6 -PBS Kids has a game called President for a Day. There are a few other resources as well.
#7 - I like Ben's Guide to U. S. Government's explanation for How the President is Elected.
#8 - CNN has a comic book interactive about the eight steps to the White House.
#9 - Isidewith.com has a quiz you can take to find out with candidate you side with. I enjoyed taking this quiz myself, but I would caution using this with younger students since some issues may be controversial such as abortion and gay marriage.
#10 - iCivics has a fun game to play called Win the White House where you get to manage your very own Presidential Campaign.
If you have an online resource for the election, please share.