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This guide provides information on print, realia and electronic resources available to K-12 teachers regarding United States elections.
Last Updated: Oct 26, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Election Related Teaching Aids

  • Primary Sources: Elections
    "Use original documents and photographs as well as letter, maps, cartoons, and posters to help students explore the past. Primary sources provide unique insight into the lives of people in different time periods." -- publisher's website

    Grades 3-8
  • Everything You Need to Teach about the Presidential Election
    3 DVDs, 3 DVD discussion guides, 1 resource and activity guide, 2 posters
    Grade 5 and up
  • United States Resource Box
    1 kit (2 write & wipe charts, 6 writing prompt cards, 1 wooden stand, 10 photo cards, 10 reading comprehension cards, 2 U.S. flags, 1 Declaration of Independence replica, 1 Statue of Liberty replica, 1 Liberty Bell replica in box,1 ballot box, 1 teacher's guide)

    Grades 1-3
  • The Presidency
    Primary sources reproductions from Jackdaw publications.

Election Teaching Guides/Activity Books

A "Mice" Way to Learn About Voting, Campaigns and Elections by Peter Barnes, Cheryl Barnes, and Betty Shepard CURR REF 372.83 B261mi

This activity book suggests activities to teach elementary age students about the election process using the children's book Woodrow for President : A Tail of Voting, Campaigns, and Elections written and illustrated by Peter W. Barnes and Cheryl Shaw Barnes. 

Electing Our President:  Campaigns and Electionsby Jerry Aten CURR 372.83 A853e

For grades 5-8, this is a collection of 100 reproducible activity pages covering different aspects of a presidential election and information about the presidential elections throughout the history of the United States.

Presidential Elections Handbook CURR 973 M138cre/17

Thirty five pages of reproducible activity and fact pages about United States Presidential campaigns are included in this activity book suitable for grades seven and up.


Search the Catalog

Science related items are collected by the Curriculum Resource Center.

Items with call numbers beginning with:

  • JUV are located in the Juvenile Literature Collection or the Book Review Center (check the location to verify where the book is shelved).
  • CURR are located in the Curriculum Collection.
  • CURR REF are located in the Ready Reference Collection.
  • TA are located in the Teaching Aids Collection.

Catalog Search over the materials in the CRC

CRC Election Materials

Use the word election as a keyword or subject search, then limit the search to the Curriculum Resource Center.

Available from Gov Docs

Search Elections--United States, but limit to Government Documents.  Many of these results will be electronic resources.


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