Grant Opportunity: PBS is soon going to be is launching a new multimedia American History project for students in grades 5-9 called MISSION US. This online game was developed by a team of educators, historians, public television representatives, and professional video game designers. Read more...
Several have asked about ideology quizzes or party matching quizzes. Project Vote Smart has a great list of a bunch of those.
This works well along with Stop That Teenager Before He Votes in 9-12 lessons/Suffrage and the right to vote.
Check outThe folks at Democracy NC rock:
Statewide Voter Guide
NC Civic Education Consortium is a great teacher resource.
Two great websources for political campaign ads (starting in the late 50s) are:
The Living Room Candidate.org
Politics 1 is a good website to see who is running and has direct link to candidate's website http://www.politics1.com/nc.htm
Congress.org also has info on NC candidates. Has short bio info & Picture plus a link to candidates website.
This is a good site on Presidential campaign http://www.gwu.edu/~action/P2008.html
N.C. Center for Voter Education is holding a contest for best Voting Public Service Announcement. Open to High School, College or others. The prize is $1000! Click for details.
The National Writing Project is encouraging students to write letters to the next president. Click for details.
Karaoke Convention is a fun website that has political speeches in a Karaoke format. This would be a hoot with high schoolers.
Article: The Dumbing Down of Voters
Mock Election, October 30 2008
Kids Voting Lessons & Activities:
KidsVotingNC: Teacher Page
KidsVotingNC: Correlates to NC Standard Course of Study
KidsVotingNC: Sample Lessons
KidsVotingNC: K-2 Tips
KidsvotingNC/USA: Classroom Activities with Educator's Guide (huge file, takes a while to completely download)
Gimme the truth! Sorting out the truth in politics.
Red Skelton's Pledge of Allegiance Defined
North Carolina and the Bill Of Rights Lessons for 8th Grade. HS Civics & Economics; HS US History. Created by North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
Bill of Rights
NC Map 1789 and Today
Constitution Day Activities
Center for Civic Education Constitution Day Lessons K-12
Constitution Day activities
National Archives Constitution Day lessons
NC Civic Education Consortium
K-12 NCSCOS Goals in Social Studies and Constitution Day
Citizenship test from US Immigration and Naturalization Service (PDF)
Elementary Strategies (PDF)
Middle and High School Strategies (pdf)
School House Rock Preamble
Constitution Center Lessons
Who wants to be a Million Dollar Citizen? online game
Activities to support the teaching of landmark Supreme Court cases, helping students explore the key issues of each case
NC Civic Education Consortium Constitution Day lessons (Really great for 9-12 CE and US History)
Good NC resource link
US Congressional District Maps
North Carolina General Assembly Legislative Districts
The NC State Board of Elections
Information on NC elections and candidates
Project Vote Smart Organization
On the Issues: Every Political Leader on Every Issue plus quizzes for students
NC Civic Education Consortium
National Center for Learning and Citizenship