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Gail,

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
> 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