MSNBC Election 2012
msnbc marks the presidential election process with an educational and historical lesson plan hosted by network talent:
– Conventions 101
– The Electoral College 101
– The Presidential Inauguration
Tailored specifically for teachers who want to share their enthusiasm for U.S. politics with students—from the history of presidential inaugurations, to the intricacies of the electoral process, to the unpredictability of the Democratic and Republican Conventions—this three-part primer looks at the significant moments that have made American politics so monumental, important and uniquely American.
Video: A DVD covering three important topics
Every four years, national political parties host conventions to choose their candidates for President and Vice President of the United States. It is an exciting time of inspiring speeches, rousing demonstrations and dramatic surprises that end in "the moment" when the candidates officially accept the party's nomination. Learn when this important political event began and explore the elements that make up a unique American tradition today.
The Electoral College 101
Every four years, millions of Americans head to the polls to choose the next President through the Electoral College. Established early in our country's history, this fascinating and complex voting system plays an important and often controversial role in American politics today. Look at the elements that make up the Electoral College and research some of the most tightly contested Presidential elections in history.
The Presidential Inauguration
The Presidential Inauguration is a momentous occasion that happens every four years in our country. Although traditions have changed through the years, the fundamental principles remain the same. For over two hundred years, this unique American tradition has represented both continuity of Presidential leadership and national renewal. Look at the event that make up this important day, learn some interesting facts and try answering some Inauguration firsts!
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