PBS has just unveiled a new site devoted to the 2016 elections. Here’s their own description of the site, which I’m adding to The Best Sites To Learn About The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections:
PBS and PBS LearningMedia recently announced ELECTION CENTRAL, an online destination of election-related resources and content with age-appropriate, thoughtfully curated information to teach K-12 students about the political process.
In addition to numerous educational features, ELECTION CENTRAL hosts an interactive map of the United States, allowing educators to talk through various aspects of the political process with students. The map also displays important historical facts about the candidates, laws and process.
Content in ELECTION CENTRAL will be refreshed on a weekly basis and when timely events occur, for example, after debates or after primary elections. Features include:
- Tracking the campaign trail of candidates, including current and previous candidates
- Fun facts – general and state-specific
- The history behind the vote
- An explanation of the nominating process
- Candidate views on key issues
- Election-specific news stories curated from PBS NEWSHOUR
- Build your ideal presidential candidate interactive
- Access to hundreds of related resources through PBS LearningMedia