Election day is a wonderful day to teach our children about the election process and the political system here in America. The kids and I have been reading books and watching videos about the election process for weeks now. .
One of my favorite videos about the electoral process is this one from TED.
This video from CommonCraft is also great.
NPR also has a very informative video on this election and the money spent on it. This one is worth a watch.
Finally, because this election is not just about who will be our next president, here is a short video from Al Jazeera on congressional elections and their impact on our federal government.
Looking for a map for your kids for tonight? I have printed out this map of the United States from the Washington Post. The kids are going to color in the states as the results come in.
You can print the map out here. Enjoy!