Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Election 2004 Web Resources

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Election 2004 Web Resources

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With the 2004 Presidential Election less than a month away, we have compiled a list of some of the best online resources to help educators teach their students about democracy:

Project Vote Smart covers candidates and elected officials in five basic categories: biographical information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances and interest-group ratings. Online: www. vote-smart.org

NewsHour Extra: Vote 2004 offers issue backgrounders, candidate profiles, lesson plans and teen perspectives. Online: www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/ vote2004/index.html

C-SPAN in the Classroom provides teachers with lesson guides and activities using the vast resources of balanced C-SPAN programming. Online: www. c-span.org/classroom/govt/campaigns.asp

By the People: Election 2004 is loaded with lesson plans that are organized by grade level and topic. The lesson plans are designed to be tied to state and national standards for civics, history, math and language arts. Online: www.pbs.org/ elections/kids/educators.html

The Dirksen Congressional Center: Congress for Kids teaches students that democracy requires citizens to participate in their government, beginning with the duty to vote. …

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