- Vote 2008 (PBS)
- Excellent lesson plans for elementary and secondary students on the election process, campaigning, the issues, and more.
- Elections in the United States (The New York Times)
- A collection of more than fifty lesson plans for all ages on aspects of the election process from issues to primaries to choosing a vice presidential candidate. While most of the plans pertain to the 2008 election, others are outdated though arguably still useful. (Grades K–12)
- National Student/Parent Mock Election
- Lessons and information leading up to the national mock election on October 30th. This includes instructions and forms for student participation in the mock election.
- PBS Kids Democracy Project
- Lessons about civic involvement, the history of voting rights, and the roles and responsibilities of the United States President are among the interdisciplinary lesson plans designed for grades 3 through 6. All lessons integrate the interactive content available on the PBS Kids Democracy Project website. Includes the activities: “How does the government affect me?” “Inside the voting booth” and “President for a day.” (Grades 3–6)
- Presidential Election 2008 (Morningside Center)
- “Young voters are ’stoked,’ but are they informed?” This lesson from Teachable Moment provides an overview of young people’s growing political involvement and is followed by a student questionnaire that gauges how informed students are, suggestions for student inquiry, and a listing of online resources.
- “The Mystery of the Voters Who Don’t Vote” (EconEdLink)
- Americans have fought and died for the right to free elections. So why don’t more Americans vote? This lesson encourages students to look at voting behavior using a cost-benefit approach. (Grades 10-12)
- Why vote? (PBS)
- Lesson plans and activities aimed at encouraging students to participate in the election process by sharing their views. Includes a section devoted to the history and evolution of political advertising and public service announcements.