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