2016 ELECTION RESOURCES
Who is Running for President? - New York Times
Meet the Candidates - Scholastic
these are the candidates' own websites presenting information the way they want you to see it.
Which Candidate to You Agree With?
USA Today's Candidate Match Game
Pew Research Center Political Party Quiz
Student News Sources
Scholastic magazine: This has a mix of news stories, an electoral college map, and interactive games. There are video features, too.
Brainpop's election center: This has a bunch of videos. Reember you can access them with the username WMSlibrary and password RAIDERS.
Time for Kids: They will have some election coverage, written for middle school students.
CNN Student News: CNN creates a 5 minute news program every weekday. It will have some politics coverage and some added explanation of things like the "unemployment rate".
Tracking the Election
The New York Times Electoral Map
Huffington Post Election Dashboard
Huffington Post Pollster
Twindex - a tracking tool that compares Twitter posts about the presidential candidates.
ProCon.org. The site provides quotations from Mr. Obama, Mr. Romney and the major third party candidates on more than 60 issues.
PBS Kids: The Democracy Project
Wikipedia - Wikipedia is a good place to go for exploratory research on a topic. Be careful when using it for more in-depth information as you can't always tell where the info is coming from!
The Living Room Candidate: presidential campaign videos from 1952-2012
NYT Commercial Analysis Chart
Election Opinion Questions:
NYT Learning Network: Student Opinion Question (every day during the school year they post a student opinion question, some of which will be election related, such as “How Would the Presidential Campaigns Change if the Voting Age Were 13?”
Other News Sources
FiveThirtyEight Blog: All kinds of analysis of polls, simulated elections, and interesting things to learn about the math behind all this election talk. Look around the site, as there is a lot there.
CNN : CNN has a reputation of being more favorable to Democratic candidates. Look for that perspective as you examine what they focus on and how they do it. This gets you to the home page, click on the politics tab for more coverage.
Fox News: Fox News has a reputation of being more favorable to Republican candidates. Look for that perspective as you examine what they focus on and how they do it. his gets you to the home page, click on the politics tab for more coverage.
Politico: This website has daily coverage of a lot of political stories. For good and for bad, the sight covers politics like a "sport"- the good part is that it is exciting, but the bad part is many of the articles focus more on the strategy and consequences of things going on rather than going in depth on the issues themselves.
CSPAN: Lots of video andtext coverage here from the cable channel that covers political news. It can be fairly in depth--look at the categories at the bottom of the main page.