Build Your Own Election Map is an interactive from The Wall Street Journal. I’ve got several somewhat similar tools on The Best Resources For Learning About The 2012 U.S. Presidential Election list, but this one appears to be the best of the bunch.
It shows the electoral maps from the last two elections, important current data from each state, and new poll information. In addition, you can get a direct link to the map as you predict it to turn out.
Larry, thank you for providing such a great resource. At our school the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade student are all studying the upcoming election. These maps will help their understanding and provide a great visual resource for all learners. Do you have any specific recommendations as to how to apply the use of these maps into the classroom?
One way would be for students to examine the data about their state and see how it compares to others. Another lesson might be to look at the states that formed the Confederacy during the Civil War and see if they all voted one way in recent elections.