Every four years cour class focuses on the US presidential campaign as an integral part of our Governance and Propaganda units. Students examine presidential campaign issues and examples as a part of their propaganda project and are also challenged to look at the issues in the campaigns and the people who are running for office as a way to better understand the election process and current political topics.
Blackboard should be used for the propaganda project and the presidential campaign project’s information and documents, but the following links should also be helpful in helping students better understand the topics covered.
Learn more about the Electoral College
This website connects you to the official Electoral college Web site and it answers some of the most common questions regarding the process of electing the President and Vice-President of the United States.
Learn more about the Ballot and how each State deals with the making of the Ballot
In this site the official pages for each State ballot are available, and there is also information on what iniciatives are being put on the ballot of each State. It has a great deal of information on other election ballots for each State as well.
The New York Times Link to the Presidential Debates
Follow this link with the log name and password given to you in class to listen and learn more about the Presidential Candidates as they debate.
Follow the US Presidential Elections Process
This Scholastics weblink has great information for children on the process of the presidential election in general and also on the specifics of the 2004 presidential election. Great for your general interest and for the Presidential Election Unit.
Librarian’s weblink to the 2004 Presidential Election
This website has great links and information about the US Presidential election and biographies of presidents and the general process of how a president is elected. Great site for anyone who is interested in the US electoral process and for our study in the Presidential Election Unit.
How technology is changing the political campaigns