2012 Presidential Election Resources
||Help your students understand the presidential election
process by focusing on the 2012 race. We have plenty of
resources about voting, elections, and the current
to help you structure your classroom discussion, lesson
and homework assignments. Get your students involved in the
political process, with our help!
Bios of Nominees & Candidates
Encourage your students to learn more about the 2012 democratic and
republican presidential and vice presidential candidates with these short
Learn about each candidate's views on immigration, healthcare, foreign
policy, and other topics.
- Bad Kitty for President: Host Your Own Mock Election!
Follow the steps in this printable to hold your own mock election at school or home. Encourage students to participate in the election by becoming candidates, discussing platforms and ideas, voting, and tallying ballots.
- Margaret Chase Smith: A Woman for President Mock Election Guide
Engage students in government by holding a mock election in your classroom! After reading Margaret Chase Smith, use the research ideas, discussion questions, and activities in this guide to teach your class about U.S. political parties, presidential debates, political campaigns, and voting.
Presidential Campaign Activities
- How a President Gets Elected
Use this article to help explain the U.S. presidential election process, including nominations, campaigns, caucuses and primaries, and more.
- 2012 Election Teacher Resource Center
Discover interactive resources on the Constitution, the Declaration of
Independence, and citizenship. You'll find facts, references, and election
content to integrate in your civics lessons.
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