New Interactive Tool Helps You Teach And Learn About The U.S. Presidential Election

Election Season. What does that bring to mind?

Primaries. Red. Blue. Voting Booths. Candidates. Debates. Podiums. Attack ads. Mud slinging. Issues.

If we break that down a bit and only consider the issues, there’s a LOT of information there to digest. There are social and economic issues, environmental stuff, and domestic and foreign considerations. Multiply all you need to know by two since you’ll need to remember what both candidates are saying about each issue.

Remembering all of that stuff doesn’t sound so fun, does it? Well our friends over at Citelighter have built an awesome new tool to help keep track of each candidate’s background and stance on the issues. They’ve aggregated their knowledge cards for all of the topics relating to the 2012 US Elections into this handy tool for you to browse.

We are really proud of our  knowledge experts for stepping up and taking on this initiative to cut through all the propaganda around the election and create something easy, driven by facts, for others just like them to understand.  We believe this should serve as one  of the foundational components that educates our students on our countries future leaders.
-Saad Alam

Click the image below to view the full interactive Citelighter knowledge card site. It’s worth it!

I think Citelighter is looking at knowledge in a unique way. There Knowledge cards are a testament to how effective fact driven collections of content can serve as a teaching tool. They have a way of making deep factual content feel light and easy to consume, without getting overly complicated.
-John Cammack

Don’t forget that the folks over at Citelighter are giving the first 3o people to sign up for a Pro Account using the code “EdudemicRocks”  their Pro account for free for 30 days! The fine print says that the last day you’ll be able to redeem this deal is November 11, 2012.

1 Comment

  1. Kate

    October 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I think another way to teach about the election is just to give kids a voice. We asked juniors and seniors at Thurgood Marshall High School in Dayton, Ohio, to answer the following: “If you could speak to the candidates, what would you say to them about building your future in America? What would you ask the candidates?” The answers were great. http://edworkspartners.org/expect-success/2012/10/they-watch-the-election-but-will-live-the-results/