The Road to the White House
The lesson folds out into a map perfect for any classroom wall that illustrates the lengthy process that begins on a cold January night in Iowa and culminates with Election Day on November 4, 2008. Oh, I almost forgot--it continues with members of the Electoral College voting on December 15th, followed by Inauguration Day on January 20, 2009.
We are hopeful that this election offers educators another one of those teachable moments, indeed many of them, for the elongated process requires persistent attention and thus explanation. It was our intention to provide teachers with the tools to make this happen, helping tomorrow's voters transcend political rhetoric, to engage in civil discourse with their peers and fellow citizens, and in turn become active participants in the election process.
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