2012 Presidential Election Resources

2012 campaign banner  Help your students understand the presidential election process by focusing on the 2012 race. We have plenty of resources about voting, elections, and the current candidates to help you structure your classroom discussion, lesson plans, and homework assignments. Get your students involved in the political process, with our help!

Bios of Nominees & Candidates

Encourage your students to learn more about the 2012 democratic and republican presidential and vice presidential candidates with these short biographies.

Democrat

Republican

Campaign Issues

Learn about each candidate's views on immigration, healthcare, foreign policy, and other topics.

Lesson Plans

Mock Elections

 

Presidential Campaign Activities

References

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Memorial Day
Find a way to honor the American men and women who have sacrificed their lives in wars and military disputes this Memorial Day (May 30). Some of our most popular activities include: World War II Student Project, Chronology of Conscription in the U.S., and American Flag, Memorial Day Videos, and "In Flanders Fields" -- History and Poetry!

May Calendar of Events
May is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Transportation Week (May 15-21), Museum Day (5/18), and Memorial Day (5/30). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Get Caught Reading Month, Inventors Month, National Family Month (May 8 - June 19), Physical Fitness & Sports Month all May long!

Videos
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