During the past few months, if not the past year, elementary and middle schools across the country have discussed the 2008 presidential election to various degrees. We’ve received e-mails about the different ways in which the election process has been taught in a number schools. For example, last spring a principal in Pennsylvania tied in NAESP’s 2008 Principals Read Aloud Award with primary election day by having her students vote for their favorite book.

And in Atlanta, a debate class at Ron Clark Academy came up with this get-out-the-vote song whose lyrics include the issues discussed by both presidential candidates.

What has your school done to teach students about the election process? What creative activities have your students participated in leading up to this historic Election Day?

re: What Does Election Day Look Like in Your School?

We did a great election activity at our school. To read about it check out these two links:

http://blog109.org/communities/mrsherman/archive/2008/10/28/36561.aspx

http://blog109.org/communities/mrsherman/archive/2008/11/05/37100.aspx

re: What Does Election Day Look Like in Your School?

We held a mock election a week before the national election. Our students' results accurately predicted the outcome.

re: What Does Election Day Look Like in Your School?

We held a mock election a week before the national election. Our students' results accurately predicted the outcome.

re: What Does Election Day Look Like in Your School?

We held a mock election a week before the national election. Our students' results accurately predicted the outcome.