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These election-related backgrounders were developed by professional educators at Turner Learning to supplement classroom instruction.

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The Voter
Provide your students with historical information on voting and the battles women and African-Americans fought to gain the right to vote.

 
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The Issues
Pinpoint the issues that are important to your students and determine how the candidates feel about them.

 
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The Debates
Do your students know the history and purpose of debates? Help them learn to evaluate that forum.

 
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The Media
What forms of media are used in political campaigns? Students will discover how the media influence voters.

 
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The Polls
Polls can be scientific or non-scientific. This information teaches students how to tell the difference.

 
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The Electoral Process
The popular vote matters, but students discover that electors select the president.


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