Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Election Lapbooks!

I had planned on spending about a month studying the elections with my kids. However, a wise friend said that it would just naturally be talked about and we didn't need to stop our regular studies to learn about it. Well, now that election day is here, I realized that we didn't naturally talk about ALL the things that I would want to cover. So, yesterday we started Election Lapbooks and we will be working on them through tomorrow.

Here is the site of the Election Lapbook we are using. She did a GREAT job on making an election lap book and I highly recommend it! The only thing we have added to her book is to make a book that had what the duties of the president are.

Here are the links we have used:
This is a cool little “slide show” type thing that we used for the basis of our studies yesterday


We used this for vocab:


Here is the main page:


it has some fun stuff on it.

We went to each candidates site for their issues.

We got the red and blue states from here:


And here is the Electoral College info:


Hope this helps someone not have to look up so many links!

We also played "Hail to the Chief" last night which is very fun and quite educational!

I will post pictures of our lapbooks when they are done!


Cindy said...

You are awesome. Thank you so much. I am in the same boat. I wanted to do an Election Lapbook also. But alas I procrastinated. He is going to vote with me today then I will begin this.

Melanie said...

Thank you for sharing my elections lapbook with your readers, and I'm so glad that you're so excited about it! It's always nice to know that one's work is appreciated.