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Explore the Election: Candidates and Issues

Resources for teaching about presidential candidates and where they stand on important social and political issues

 

Resources

Meet John McCain
Scholastic News Online | A collection of articles, lesson plans, printables, and online activities to help students get to know 2008 Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

Meet Barack Obama
Scholastic News Online | A collection of articles, games, lesson plan and printables to help Scholastic News Online readers get to know 2008 Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Lesson Plan: Write a Biography
Scholastic News Online | In this lesson plan using resources from Scholastic News Online, students research the presidential candidates and write fun biographies in the form of talk-show interviews.

Activities

Election 2008: Where the Candidates Stand
Election 2008: Where the Candidates Stand
Scholastic News Online | Do you know where the candidates for President stand on the issues? Explore the chart in this activity to discover what John McCain and Barack Obama think about major social and political issues.
Election 2008: Guess Where the Candidates Stand
Election 2008: Guess Where the Candidates Stand
Scholastic News Online | Can you guess where the presidential candidates stand on the issues? Read the clues and guess whether it's something that John McCain or Barack Obama wants to do as President. Click on the question mark to see if you're right.
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