Sunday, July 10, 2016

Technology Review: Election Central

ELECTION CENTRAL from PBS LearningMedia is an educational guide to the United States elections.
The website is divided into six sections.
The Election Collection section contains links to exemplary election-themed resources to enhance lesson plans and spark discussion.
Inside the Debates explores the role of debates as a forum for candidates to share their view. Resources including behind-the-scenes materials, debate guidelines, debate video, and connections with debates in history.
The Interactive Map shows the delegate count and provides information about the election process in each state.
The Election Process section provides resources to help young people learn about the electoral college, caucuses, primaries, conventions, and more.
The Virtual Field Trips provides links to government-related field trips that focus on the political process.
50 for 50 is a contest connected with the 2016 election.
Librarians will find this website to be useful across grade levels. Consider creating an election center in the library that includes a display, books related to elections, and a tablet containing this website.
To visit the website, go to