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Thursday, August 23, 2012

The US Election on YouTube

The US Presidential Election is just a little more than two months away now. Every news outlet in the country has an election resources page of some type. Yesterday, YouTube got in on the act too by launching YouTube Politics for the 2012 Election. YouTube Politics is gathering and organizing video content from ABC News, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and other notable news outlets. YouTube politics will also carry live streams of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

Applications for Education
The YouTube Politics channel could be a good place to find video clips about the election season to use in your Civics lessons. Of course, many of the videos have a bias to them. In that case the YouTube Politics channel becomes a good place to find clips that you can use in lessons about bias and propaganda in the media.

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