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Fun Activities about the 2012 Elections

Now, more than ever, is the time to educate our children about our government, constitution, and the election process. And the 2012 election year is the prime opportunity for parents to bring this study into their homeschooling. Call it Current Events, Civics, American Government, Social Studies, Political Science, or basic life skills, it is key in raising children to be responsible, active, and knowledgeable citizens of the United States.

A study of this topic can be as simple as reading some fun and educational books about the election process and accompanying parents to the polls during the primaries and general election or completing a full unit study. The unit study can include a lapbook, a set of notebooking pages, or a series of hands-on activities and field trips to government offices after completing a research paper.

Here are some suggested resources and possible field trips to get you started in your study of the 2012 elections and the election process:

Activities To Do

Make Your ABC Book About … The 2012 Presidential Election
 A fun and educational way to assist your child in writing his own ABC book about the election process or the 2012 presidential election covering the current candidates for the Republican primary and current issues being discussed in the daily news and by all of the candidates.

 Free lapbook about the Election Process

Free lapbook about the Presidential Election Process (some reference to 2008)

Presidential Activities for Kids

Special Free Electoral College Map Poster and Activities from C-Span

Informative Websites

Election Process for Federal Executive and Congressional Offices

Election Process and Explanations of Electoral College

The Electoral College

Background information on all issues and all Candidates including President Obama

2012 Presidential Candidates from all Parties, Background Information, and Issues (very interesting site with lots of not well-known information

Hope you enjoy your study and get out and vote in the primary and general election!

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