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Resources for Teaching the 2016 Presidential Election


2016 Presidential Election

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Resources to assist teachers in teaching about the 2016 Presidential Election (updated with post-election information)
PBS Education opened Election Central on February 1, 2016 (the day of the Iowa Caucus). There are a TON of resources on this site, including interactive maps, lesson plans, information on the elections process and debates, and virtual field trips.
Speaking of the Iowa caucus, Caucus 101 was written by Iowa educators to outline ideas on how to teach about the caucus.
The NY Times Learning Network has a detailed lesson for students on the difference between primaries and caucuses.
The California History-Social Science Project has classroom ready resources available on their Teach the Election website.
iCivics has a lesson plan on the electoral college and process.

The National Archives also has a variety of lessons on the electoral college.
C-SPAN has the Campaign 2016 website up and running for educators.

Pro-Con has set up an Election 2016 page. Pro-Con is known for providing information for multiple sides of controversial issues.

5 Ted-Ed Lessons to Watch This Election Season

Newseum also has an EDCollection set up entitled "Election 2016: Stumped?".  This was established before the election, and has a great overview of media and rhetoric in presidential elections. 

Post-Election Resources

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iCivics released What Does "Informed Citizen" Mean Right Now after the election was over.  

Teaching Tolerance wrote Voting and Elections: Resources for a Civil Classroom 

The Newseum uploaded "Resources for Promoting Dialogue Post-Election 2016"

For questions about this information, contact Kristen McDaniel (608) 266-2207