November Madness is just more than a week away. Attached are a bunch of resources that teachers and students can use throughout the evening to analyze the election. Please feel free to make copies for your students. What we tried to do was to have students engage in the political process by connecting it to social media, media bias, ideology, the Electoral College, and the candidates.
November Madness Information Sheet – For Students – An invitation for students to attend.
November Madness Electoral College Map – To be completed prior to election night, or during the evening.
November Madness Electoral College Tracking Sheet – For Election Night – A simple way for students to track the election.
November Madness Media Comparison – For Election Night – Comparing coverage on ABC, NPR, CNN, and Fox News
November Madness Social Media – Getting “Plugged In” – Using social media to engage in the election process.
Here are some websites that may help as well:
270towin.com – a great resource for the electoral college process.
studentnewsdaily.com – can be used for conservative vs. liberal ideologies.
youtube.com/politics – The YouTube channel dedicated to the 2012 Presidential Election.
Gallup Polls and News – A look at the latest news and polls from Gallup
Pew Research Campaign Center – News, research, polls and a Political Ideology quiz
Twitter.com/president – The twitter page for the 2012 Presidential Election.
If you have any questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks…Looking forward to seeing lots of students and teachers in action for Election 2012!