Click here: The PBS Electoral Decoder
As we navigate this election season, and as we get closer to the finish line, students are going to be more and more vocal and curious about the politics and processes involved with selecting our next Commander in Chief. I really like this tool that PBS created - not only because of it's interactive features, but because it allows us to go back in time (waaaaay back!) to see how elections have played out over the past 200 or so years. With an interactive map at the forefront, students can scroll through the timeline at the bottom and see which candidate won which state, and when you get to 2016, the student can select which state they think each candidate will win, and can see the results at the top. What better way for students to get hands-on with our election?
Additionally, PBS has some fantastic resources for students in their "Election Central". Check them out and let me know what you think!