Showing posts with label Primary Election. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Primary Election. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Free Technology For Teachers: Presidential Candidate Match Game

USA Today has a short, 11 questions, survey to help citizens determine with which candidate they match up.

Applications for Educators
The Candidate Match Game is a short but potentially deep activity to use with high school students. The questions and issues raised in the Match Game are good for starting conversations with students about the various Presidential Candidates.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Free Technology For Teachers: One More Election Resource

Here is one more election resource. The BBC has an interactive map with information about each state and its role in the primary and caucus season. The BBC also offers a number of other resources linked to the interactive map including videos and audio slide shows of the primaries in pictures.

Applications for Educators
The BBC is a good resource to use in the classroom to show students a point of view different than what they will find on US-based websites.

Free Technology For Teachers: Super Tuesday- A Super Step on the Path to the Presidency

CNN has an Elections 101 section that succinctly explains the path to the White House for the next president. Like NPR, CNN has an election map with dates. The CNN map (see left) is not as interactive as the NPR map, but what CNN does have is the complete collection of CNN sponsored debates available for free on video.

Applications For Educators
The Election 101 page is good reference from which students can gain a basic understanding of the election process. The video section is a good resource for showing students how a debate actually works as well as exposing students to the positions of the various candidates. All of the videos are available for download in Quick Time or Windows Media formats.

Free Technology For Teachers: Why Super Tuesday is Important- NPR Report

It's Super Tuesday! Super Tuesday is arguably the most important day in the election process. National Public Radio ( has an interactive election map to accompany its podcast coverage of Super Tuesday. Click on the map to try it out. To listen to a podcast from NPR about Super Tuesday click here.

Application for Educators
The NPR interactive map is a good teaching tool and resource for students. The NPR interactive map has a state by state and in some cases county by county break down of the primaries and caucuses. The map includes a calendar of events for each state. The map also has a time line of events.