Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Presidential Campaign and Debate Resources

C-Span which hosted Convention Hubs to provide coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions is launching Debate Hub. Debate Hub will aggregate blog, Twitter, and video coverage of the Presidential debates. The three minute video embedded below provides more details about Debate Hub.


Applications for Education
Debate Hub hasn't gone live yet, but should be live in time for the first debate this Friday. There are some resources live on C-Span right now that teachers and students can access. C-Span has a debate worksheet (pdf) that students can use to evaluate the candidates during the debate. Another resource worth exploring is the 2008 Election Map covering all of the House, Senate, and Gubernatorial races across the country.

(Thanks to Simon Owens for the tip about Debate Hub).