Political Parties and Elections


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