Midterm Elections are just around the corner. Project Vote Smart is loaded with information about the candidates, including profiles, speeches, voting records, and campaign finances. In addition, there are excellent descriptions of the election process. Recently added to the site is Vote Easy, an interactive tool that allows you to see if your views match a candidate's views in various congressional races. Currently 20 states are represented. Social Studies teachers in all grade levels will be interested in the new Civics Matters curriculum. Sample lessons include, Fifty States Fact Hunt (K-4), Talking Heads (5-8), and Follow the Money (9-12). Project Vote Smart is a good starting point.
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