C-SPAN Classroom - US Government & Civics
Free resources for teaching civics and USA government. Teachers/students can also track the issues and candidates in the 2012 USA presidential campaign from this website.
Christians and Political Elections
Jesus indicates that we human beings have certain responsibilities to fulfill toward God and toward the authorities who exercise the power of governing a society (Matthew 22:21; Acts 5:29). Cotro gives criteria to help voters evaluate candidates.
Elections Resources at CNN.com
CNN's website devoted to the latest US presidential elections. News stories, video, interactive map, issues, etc for US Government classes. The CNN site can be searched to find current and archived news on governments and elections in other countries.
Federal Election Commission
Web page of the American FEC. See how campaigns are financed, who gives funds, who receives funds, download disclosure reports, view disclosure statements of financial contributions, view a summary of a candidate's fundraising efforts, and more.
Media Awareness - Hidden Persuaders
Grade 5-Grade 12
Media messages surround our students who are influenced to buy, do, or be whatever the media is selling. The media often portrays a lifestyle that is not consistent with Christian values. Learning the "hidden persuaders" in advertising and politics can help students make better choices as they form their worldview.
The Republican National Committee
The USA Republican National Committee website. An obviously partisan site with links to news bulletins on both candidates and position statements on the Republican nominee. This site would be good to look at in conjunction with the Democratic National Committee website to evaluate campaign rhetoric in the course on American government.
USA Democratic National Committee
The USA Democratic National Committee Website. An obviously partisan site with links to news bulletins on both candidates and position statements on the Democratic nominee for USA Presidency campaigns. This site would be good to look at in conjunction with the Republican National Committee website to evaluate campaign rhetoric.
Washington Post Politics
Grade 7-Grade 12
Washington Post's USA 2016 election coverage includes latest headlines and a search function to search for specific candidates' websites and political ads. An excellent current US politics source.