Get Ready for Election Day!

America Votes

If you are interested in bringing the local, state, or presidential election into your classroom, try some of these resources! We've included links to children's booklists, lesson plans and websites full of ideas you can use in the classroom.


Reading Rockets offers the following two great booklists about elections and U.S. Presidents:

Smart About the Presidents

Hail to the Chief

It's election time! Read about the history of voting, presidential trivia, or a duck who thinks he should be in charge — and don't forget to vote!

Our White House

Inside the White House

Next month our country will elect a new president. There will be new residents in the White House in Washington, DC. Why are there elections? What does the President do? Who were some of the young, unusual, or past residents of the presidential mansion? Read about the White House in fact and fiction — and meet a variety of presidents in the pages of these books!

Online Resources and Activities

Spanish-Language Election Information

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