• Drawing the Vote

    Drawing the Vote

    Jenkins, Tommy

    Learn about how the history of American voting rights has shaped the way we vote today. Coinciding with the 2020 US presidential election, Drawing the Vote, an original graphic novel, looks at the history of voting rights in the United States and how it affects the way we vote today. What happened during the 2016 election that has only happened five other times in history? Does this make it feel like your vote counts?

    Format: Downloadable Graphic Novel

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  • Primary Elections Explained | CGP Grey

    Primary Elections Explained | CGP Grey

    Ever wonder how the two candidates get picked for the election? This video explains how primary elections and caucus work to pick the top two candidates for the presidential election.

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  • The Electoral College: Why Such a Big Debate? | Above the Noise

    The Electoral College: Why Such a Big Debate? | Above the Noise

    What do you think about the electoral college? Do you think it is necessary? What, if any, changes would you make if you could?

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  • PBS Electoral Decoder | PBS LearningMedia

    PBS Electoral Decoder | PBS LearningMedia

    Use this cartogram to explore all 58 past presidential elections from 1789-2016. Learn about the significance of the Electoral College by comparing the map and the electoral cartogram. Delve further into history by reading a brief overview and looking at key events for every past election. Then, use the "Presidential Predictor" to try and decide the outcome of the next election. Who will win? Who will lose? How would you strategize a political campaign to win the presidency?

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  • Elections - Classroom Presentation | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

    Elections - Classroom Presentation | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

    Elections have always been part of the United States democracy. They have not always been equitable in the past or even present day. At this website you can learn what qualifications you need to become president. Did you know you had to be a certain age? What age is it? Also check out some of the challenges that have affected elections in the past. Do you think that there is a challenge to elections this year that will need to be overcome?

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  • Scholastic Kids Press

    Scholastic Kids Press

    Due to COVID-19 and recognizing racial inequality after the death of George Floyd, this has been quite an election year already. Check out what your peers are writing about this year's election on this website with current event articles, written by middle schoolers.

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  • Video tour of King County Elections | King County

    Video tour of King County Elections | King County

    Ever wonder what happens to the ballot after it gets dropped off at a ballot box or when it's mailed. Check out this video which follows a ballot through the process of getting counted. When we think about voting, we often only think about the presidential election, but did you know we have local elections too? Learn about voting in King County: from the mayors of local cities, to the school board members that make decisions that affect your school.

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  • Elections and Voting | WA Secretary of State

    Elections and Voting | WA Secretary of State

    Visit this page to learn all about how to vote in Washington state- from the referendums, to the school board members that make decisions that affect your school.

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  • Voting and Elections |usa.gov

    Voting and Elections |usa.gov

    Learn more about our national elections by exploring this website. Which elected official do you think impacts you the most? Did you know you can write to elected officials even though you are not old enough to vote? Your voice could make a difference! What items are up for vote in the election this year?

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  • Election Vocabulary | Scholastic

    Election Vocabulary | Scholastic

    Some of the words you may hear during election season can be confusing. Take a look at these different words so that you can become more familiar with the different terms used around elections.

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