Hi everyone, I'm working to plan some things for a few days before the election. Our local paper put together an excellent resource with information, that I am planning to use as my text. It has alot of background information on the history of elections and discusses all the different aspects of how the election works. It gives a breif history of the candidates, which I think is great because it avoids the issues. Not sure I want to attack the issues in 3rd grade. It also includes worksheets to go along with the different articles. The resouse is great but I'm looking for some hands on activities that might help aide them in their understanding. What are you all doing in your classrooms? I really don't want this become to lecture, read, and discussion. I am going to have a mock election, but other ideas would be great! Thanks so much!