Resources for the 2012 Election


BALLOTS
Here's a sample of what will be on the ballot at the Highland Mock Election:


Highland Election Results


PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE INFORMATION AND ELECTION 2012
Presidential Candidates Official Sites
Barack Obama - http://www.barackobama.com/index.php
Mitt Romney - http:/mittromney.com

General Resources

SELECTING A CANDIDATE TO SUPPORT
How do you choose a candidate?
A guide to deciding what you think is important in selecting a candidate. The League of Women Voters: http://www.smartvoter.org/voter/judgecan.html

Where do you fall on the political spectrum? Conservative, Liberal, or somewhere in between?
Pew Research Political Typology Quiz

You Decide - http://www.kqed.org/w/youdecide/
Information to help you think about where you stand on the issues.

ELECTORAL COLLEGE
270 to Win - http://www.270towin.com
Electoral map that shows party and electoral votes. It is possible to look at the map with the results of past presidential elections.

Common Craft Video Electing a US President - http://commoncraft.com/election

ELECTION COMMERCIALS AND EDITORIAL CARTOONS
The Living Room Candidate - http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/
A collection of presidential campaign commercials from 1952-present.

Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonists Index - http://cagle.msnbc.com
A collection of political cartoons.

ONLINE SIMULATIONS AND GAMES
Budget Hero - http://americanpublicmedia.publicradio.org/engage08/budgethero/
An interactive game for planning the U.S. Government Budget.

eLECTIONS: Your adventure in politics - http://broadband.ciconline.org/elections

RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS
CyberBee 2012 Election - http://www.cyberbee.com/election/election.html

PBS 2012 Election

Brain Pop Election Resources -
http://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/usgovernmentandlaw/presidentialelection/

HIGHLAND MOCK ELECTION 2008 RESULTS