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Election Resources

10/02/2012 8:52 PM | Elizabeth Ramos (Administrator)
It's election season again! If your students are like mine, they have lots of questions regarding the election. Often , I get questions about how do I know what I am? Which candidate? With so much to cover in the curriculum, it's hard to take time out to discuss the 2012 election outside of a government class...but there are ways. 

A few colleagues and awesome teachers asked me if I knew of quizzes students could take. But of course! However they were linked school. This is the inspiration for this posting. Below I have linked three online quizzes you can use with your students to see where they fit on the political spectrum by candidate, party, and more. 

This posting ends with BINGO. Yes, BINGO for the presidential debate. This is a fun way to have your students watch the debate.

I Side With 

Students can take an election quiz with questions regarding social, environmental, economic, domestic policy, healthcare, foreign policy, immigration, and science issues. The quiz will let you know how well you match up with the presidential candidates,  California voters, and American Voters. Also, it will give you a percentage of how you side with the Democratic, Green, Republican, and Libertarian Parties.

Party Match Quiz  

Students can take a quiz based on questions relating to individual rights, domestic issues, economic issues, and defense issues. It will let you know how the user ranks in agreement with the political parties and political leaders by personal and economic percentages.

Where do you fit?- PEW Political Quiz 

Answer 12 questions that were part of a national survey conducted by the  Pew  Research  Center , and find out where you fit on the partisan political spectrum. You can also compare results to how you compare with others by age, sex, race, religion and candidate.


Print these out and have your students stay engaged in the conversation. Debrief in class. You can also use these as a lead into an extension activity where you have the students write on the issues and the candidate's position.

Comments

  • 10/03/2012 10:45 AM | Dr. Margaret Hill
    Debate Bingo is a great resource and will really focus students on the presidential debates. I was very interested in the wide range of topics provided and how they are crafted, such as including "with applause" and "without applause" or "too little" and "to much." I predict that these little cards will lead to some particularly valuable class discussion, particularly as students note that some topics are hit again and again by the speakers and others skipped completely.
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