“Electing Our President will help you bring Presidential elections to life. Students will learn how the Electoral College works and why we have one. They’ll be able to watch the drama of the party-nominating conventions with understanding. They’ll know how to analyze campaign advertising and opinion polls.
“Electing Our President not only traces the election process from announcement of candidacy to Inauguration Day, but it also conveys the colorful history of how and why the process has changed since it was first set down in the Constitution. Clear and lively one-page readings in a magazine format explain how the electorate has expanded over the years, how the traditions of primaries and nominating conventions came into being, and why each party seeks to balance its ticket. A worksheet for reinforcing key concepts and vocabulary and for extending the lesson into evaluation and research follows each article.
“A glossary defines all political words in simple language. There are also valuable teaching suggestions and a complete answer key.
“It’s never too soon (or too late) for students to begin to understand the essential election processes in order to become informed citizens and voters.”