Political Parties and Elections

CE.5

The student will demonstrate knowledge of the political process at the local, state, and national levels of government by

a) describing the functions of political parties;

b) comparing the similarities and differences of political parties;

c) analyzing campaigns for elective office, with emphasis on the role of the media;

d) examining the role of campaign contributions and costs;

e) describing voter registration and participation;

f) describing the role of the Electoral College in the election of the president and vice president;

g) participating in simulated local, state, and/or national elections.

 

Elections for Kids

 

Why do we vote on Tuesdays?

 

Political Parties for Kids

 

Congress for Kids - Elections and Political Parties

 

Electoral College (article)

 

Electoral College Map

 

 

 

 

Electoral College:

 

Where US Politics Came From:

 

 

The Redistricting Game

 

 

The New York Times - Only 9% choose Trump or Clinton