Teaching about US Presidential Elections This is an essay which gives an overview of the American electoral process for selecting presidents. It also has tips for teaching about the whole prcoess.
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Although elections are an annual theme in many social studies classrooms, presidential election years prompt increased interest among students in the electoral process and offer an opportunity to teach about a national election as it happens. This ERIC Digest describes legal and extralegal requirements and traditions of presidential elections, processes by which people seek and gain the office of president, and resources for teaching about presidential elections.