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Presidential Election 2008 Discuss this eTheme.

These sites are about the 2008 Presidential election. Includes sites on the presidential candidates and sites that provide updated information the 2008 race. There are lesson plans about the election process. Also includes eThemes resources on elections for elementary and secondary students.

Grades

  • 5,
  • 6,
  • 7,
  • 8,
  • 9,
  • 10

Links

This site lists up-to-date information on the candidates and delegates. There are links to the candidates, the major polls, election chronology, and commentary on events. NOTE: Site includes pop-up ads and links to external websites.
This site gives a detailed look at tracking the Democratic delegate counts across the country by state. Learn the specifics behind how delegates are counted and see the updated numbers of delegates by candidate for each state.
This site gives a detailed look at tracking the Republican delegate counts across the country by state. Learn the specifics behind how delegates are counted and see the updated numbers of delegates by candidate for each state.
Learn about the Senator from Illinois and 2008 Presidential candidate, Barack Obama. This site also includes a video of Senator Obama. This site has information about his life and public service. NOTE: This site has a link to blog and links to external websites.
Learn about Arizona Senator and 2008 Presidential candidate, John McCain. This site has information about his life and public service. NOTE: This site contains ads and links to external websites.
Learn about the Senator from Delaware and a running mate of 2008 Democratic Presidential nominee, Senator Joe Biden. This site has information about his life and public service. NOTE: This site contains ads and links to external websites.
Learn about the Governor from Alaska and a running mate of 2008 Republican Presidential nominee, Governor Sarah Palin. This site has information about her life and public service. NOTE: This site contains ads and links to external websites.
This site has lesson plans, activities, games, and quizzes for teaching about 2008 Presidential Election and election process. Includes 2008 presidential timeline, election process, campaign news, and more.
Here are resources for teaching about the election, American History and Civics standards, and civic engagement. Includes lesson plans and online tools.
Students become critical consumers of information as they learn to separate fact from election rhetoric.
In this activity, students explore election jargon in Scholastic's online election news coverage and use the jargon to create an election dictionary.
These sites for older students explain the process of primaries, caucuses, and general elections. Learn about the electoral college and how many electoral votes each state can cast. Take an interactive survey to find out which 2004 presidential candidate has views that are most similar to yours. Includes videos of campaign ads from previous elections. There are links to eThemes Resources on the executive branch, U.S. presidents, and elections for elementary students.
These sites for younger students explain how primaries, caucuses, and general elections work. Find out the reason why people vote and learn how a single vote can make a difference. Includes an image of a sample ballot for the 2004 presidential primaries. There are links to eThemes Resources on the executive branch, U.S. presidents, and citizenship.

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