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Primary Election Political Parties Election Day Voting Election of the President Candidates National Conventions National Conventions - An Inside View Candidates at the Convention The Campaign Polling Places The Electoral College The Electoral Map The Inauguration

The Primary Election

Congressional Election and Organization: Sharing the Power
http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/polisci/
patterson/olc/stu/sa12.htm

Self-Assessment Quizzes -- Do your students understand the nature and relationship of congressional elections and organization? Find out by introducing these self-assessment multiple-choice and true-false quizzes.

Election Unscramble
http://www.abcteach.com/Elections/unscramble.htm
Print and unscramble the words that are related to elections.

Election Venn
http://www.abcteach.com/Elections/venn.htm
Use the Venn Diagram to compare candidates or issues in the election.

How Does the Primary Process Work?
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/04/lp331-03.shtml
Lesson Plan - Learn how the primary and caucus process works. Work sheet included. (Grades 3-12)

Magnetic Polls - Exploring the Results and Effects of the New Hampshire Primaries
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/
20000203thursday.html

Lesson Plan - Explore the New Hampshire primaries and the polling process by analyzing polling information, examining the effects of polls, and creating graphs that represent polling data.

The Presidential Nominating System
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/teachers/lessonplans/
history/primaries_12-19.html

Lesson Plan - Learn about the system of primaries and caucuses by which candidates for U.S. president are nominated by their parties.

Primary and Caucus Calendar
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/04/lp331-01.shtml
Lesson Plan - Create a calendar of upcoming primaries and caucuses. (Grades 3-12)

USA Elections Interactive
http://www.abcteach.com/wordpuzzles/onlinepuzzles/election.html
Interactive crossword puzzle

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The series of presidential primary elections and caucuses is one of the first steps in the process of electing the President of the United States of America. The primary elections are run by state and local governments, while caucuses are private events run by the political parties. A state primary election usually is an indirect election: instead of voters directly selecting a particular person running for President, it determines how many delegates to each party's national convention each candidate will receive from that state.

Surf with Uncle Sam
Surf with Uncle Sam


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