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
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
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