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PBS KIDS Democracy: Teaching Children About Elections

October 10, 2012 10:02am (EDT)
PBSKIDS.org/democracy
PBSKIDS.org/democracy

Introducing even more election content for your classroom! PBS Kids has developed an interactive website for young children to make politics relatable and more easily understood to students, PBS Kids Democracy.

Teachers can print out Presidential Trading Cards and then use them to play a matching game. Instead of printing the cards front AND back, print just one side and match the presidential facts to the president in the classic matching game. The interactive games included one where students get to Step Inside the Voting Booth and declare what they believe to be a crucial political topic. You can print campaign posters for the Republican, Democrat, or an interactive create-your-own candidate.

There are educational features on How Government Works for You and information about the candidates and their platforms.

If you’re looking for more classroom content on the 2012 Presidential Elections, check out our other blogs:
Frontline: The Choice 2012 Uncovers Candidates
Election 2012 Classroom Content
Presidential Debates
Five Games to Make 2012 Election Fun
Democracy Prep: Vote For Somebody!

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