Thank you for a wonderful compilation of sites - just what I needed for my 5th
graders. Gail Desler
"Gail G. Petri" wrote:
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> Hello fellow Fellows -
> Greetings from Rochester, New York. What a great week we had in DC this
> summer. I have wonderful memories of American Memory! It was my best
> educational experience EVER!
> This is my first posting ever to this list, so I hope what I've included
> below appears as text and links. That's how it looks on my screen! Doris
> Waud and I are getting started on our elections/women's voting project,
> and I've pulled together some sites that should be helpful for kids and
> teachers in our elementary schools. Some are more extensive that others,
> but quite a few are great for the younger students! In a couple of weeks
> you should also be able to access them in the Current Project section of
> our Rush-Henrietta Elementary Library Links section of our district web
> Gail Petri, Librarian
> Fyle Elementary School
> Rush-Henrietta CSD
> Election Connections - Election Day 2000 takes place on November 7th in
> voting booths across the country. We hope teachers, students and their
> families will use these links to learn more about the candidates who are
> running for office, the issues they stand for, and the election process
> itself. If you are not yet registered to vote, check out the link below to
> find out how! If you are registered, remember to get out and cast your
> vote on Election Day! Happy Voting!
> America Votes - This exhibit of US presidential campaign memorabilia
> illustrates the the nationís presidential elections in letters, sheet
> music, leaflets, buttons and bumper stickers. There are also links to
> current political partiesí web sites.
> Election Kit 2000 - Use this Prentice Hall Election 2000 Kit to help your
> students become informed about presidential, congressional, and
> gubernatorial elections, both past and present.
> Freedom Channel - Stop here for video clips, sound and text of
> presidential candidates speaking out on issues.
> How to Register to Vote in the United States - Find out how to register to
> vote in your state and link to forms and online registration where
> Issues 2000 - Explore and compare candidates views on leading political
> issues. Includes 18 student oriented activities, candidate biographies and
> lots more.
> PBS Kids Democracy Project - Online activities including How Does
> Government Affect Me, President For a Day and Inside the Voting Booth are
> designed for students if grades three to six. Lesson plans are included.
> Presidency 2000 - This comprehensive site provides information about and
> links to sites for all parties, candidates and issues for the 2000
> Project Vote Smart - Check out this extensive source of political
> information, election candidates, voter issues, voting records and much
> Scholastic Special Report Election 2000 - This extensive site includes
> news reports from kids who attended the conventions, info on the
> candidates, and a place to read up on the biggest issues.
> Time For Kids/Election Connection - Get election news, learn about the
> candidates, and voice your opinions on the upcoming elections at this
> election site created just for kids.
> Yahooligans - The Big Picture - Presidential Election 2000 - Stop here to
> find news, stories, opinions, editorials and web sites related to the 2000
> Youth-e-Vote Net - Schools can register classes to participate in a
> national online youth vote. Even if you donít register, there are great
> links to voting information, candidates, issues and election related