Thanks Gail! Quite valuable material. We can use this to support a project called "Kid's Voting" that we are working on here @ AMS. Danny Fusco Asheville Middle Asheville, North Carolina >From: "Gail G. Petri" <[log in to unmask]> >Reply-To: American Memory Fellows <[log in to unmask]> >To: [log in to unmask] >Subject: Election Connections for Kids >Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 10:55:34 -0400 > >---------------------- Information from the mail header >----------------------- >Sender: American Memory Fellows <[log in to unmask]> >Poster: "Gail G. Petri" <[log in to unmask]> >Subject: Election Connections for Kids >------------------------------------------------------------------------------- > >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 >site. > http://www.rhnet.org/dept/library/elem.index.html > 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. > http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/americavotes/ > >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. > http://www.phschool.com/curriculum_support/election_kit/index.html > >Freedom Channel - Stop here for video clips, sound and text of >presidential candidates speaking out on issues. > http://www.freedomchannel.com > >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 >available. > http://www.registervote.com/ > >Issues 2000 - Explore and compare candidates views on leading political >issues. Includes 18 student oriented activities, candidate biographies and >lots more. > http://www.issues2000.org/ > >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. > http://www.pbs.org/democracy/kids/index.html > >Presidency 2000 - This comprehensive site provides information about and >links to sites for all parties, candidates and issues for the 2000 >Elections. > http://www.politics1.com/p2000.htm > >Project Vote Smart - Check out this extensive source of political >information, election candidates, voter issues, voting records and much >more. > http://www.vote-smart.org/index.phtml > >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. > http://teacher.scholastic.com/newszone/specialreport/ > >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. > http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/electconnect/ > >Yahooligans - The Big Picture - Presidential Election 2000 - Stop here to >find news, stories, opinions, editorials and web sites related to the 2000 >election. > http://dailynews.yahoo.com/fc/Yahooligans/Presidential_Election > >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 >games. > http://www.youthevote.net/student.shtml _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com. Share information about yourself, create your own public profile at http://profiles.msn.com.