Extractions: Related Articles Other Articles This Week ... Social Sciences Lesson Planning Article L E S S O N P L A N N I N G A R T I C L E Republicans are meeting in Philadelphia this week to nominate their candidate for the presidency. Education World recognizes that event with the first in a series of lesson plan stories full of ideas for teaching about the upcoming elections and the election process! Included: Lessons for teaching about the Electoral College and the importance of voting, plus a unique approach to staging a classroom debate about election issues! Throughout this campaign season, Education World will bring you election-related lesson plans ten at a time! The lessons will help teachers bring alive in classrooms the upcoming elections and the election process. Watch for additional lesson plans in the weeks ahead. (The next batch is due to coincide with the Democratic National Convention in a few weeks!)
Extractions: The explicit goals of this lesson were to build upon previous traditional instruction in the Cartesian plane, plotting and graphing, and linear functions to include real-world applications of fitting lines to data, performing linear regressions, and interpreting the results. These goals were greatly enhanced by the use of computer and calculator technology to incorporate up-to-the-minute data from the 2000 Presidential election, to construct linear models and to discuss larger issues surrounding the results. Students came away with a sense of how mathematical modeling can and cannot be used to understand and interpret real-world data. Underlying concepts included were deterministic vs. probabilistic models; predictive behavior; correlation and causation; and interpolation vs. extrapolation. [These are discussed below in the Detail of the Activities.]
Election 2000 and a list of the parallels between the 1876 and 2000 elections. Conduct What roledo professional political consultants play in modern election campaigns? http://www.apsanet.org/teach/election2000/
Extractions: Conducted by the Internet Policy Institute and sponsored by the National Science Foundation, this report has made headlines with its conclusion that online "voting from home" was not yet a feasible reality. The 62-page report finds that "remote Internet voting systems pose significant risk to the integrity of the voting process, and should not be fielded for use in public elections until substantial technical and social science issues are addressed." On the other hand, the report does recommend that trials of poll site Internet voting systems should be conducted in the next several election cycles to determine the convenience, reliability, accuracy, and feasibility of such systems. Visit the site at: www.netvoting.org/Resources/E-Voting%20Report_3_05.pdf
Election 2000 Gerry Wright's Course Syllabus www.indiana.edu/~gwclass/y200 A linkto Professor Gerald Wright's election 2000 course syllabus. http://www.apsanet.org/teach/election2000/resources.cfm
Extractions: www.statenet.com/news/election This site provides a state-by-state listing of who is currently in all seats up for election in November and which incumbents are seeking re-election. The site also shows uncontested seats in the upcoming election and other facts, including current partisan and gender breakdowns of each house. The outcome of the 2000 elections and ballot measures in every gubernatorial and state legislative contest across the country will be posted after November 7, 2000. Results of the 1998 and 1999 ballot measures and elections are also featured on this site. C-SPAN
Extractions: Related Articles Featured Articles This Week ... Social Sciences Lesson Planning Article L E S S O N P L A N N I N G A R T I C L E "The right to vote is arguably one of the most important rights of citizenship in a democratic country, yet a substantial number of U.S. citizens choose not to exercise that right," states the introduction to the latest report on voter turnout from the U.S. Census Bureau. In the classroom, teachers this fall have a unique opportunity to teach about elections and the election process, current issues, the importance of making informed decisions, and the importance of voting. To that end, Education World offers ten teaching activities to help teachers achieve those goals. (Be sure to see the first ten activities offered two weeks ago in our story Election 2000: Classroom Activities Included: Math, drama, art, role-playing activities, and more to take advantage of this ultimate in "teachable moments"! Last month, the Census Bureau issued its latest report on the voting trends of the American public. Nationwide, about 3 million fewer voters participated in the elections in 1998 than in 1994, according to that
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Extractions: Christian Science Monitor WASHINGTON (November 29, 2000 9:23 a.m. EST http://www.nandotimes.com ) - The problems and uncertainties surrounding the outcome of the nation's presidential election provide a reminder that the United States would benefit from reviewing the democracy lessons it has been teaching to other countries: Good techniques are very important, but democracy also depends on the political will to make it work. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the United States has been engaged in a determined effort to promote democracy worldwide. It now spends more than $600 million a year on democracy assistance. One of the most successful aspects of democracy promotion has been electoral assistance. With federal funds, organizations such as the International Foundation for Electoral Systems have perfected techniques to help democratizing countries improve the fairness and credibility of their election processes. As a result, voter registration, the management of polling stations, and the securing and counting of ballots have improved dramatically in many countries. Technical solutions do not eliminate all problems. Governments and political parties determined to manipulate election outcomes will always find a way. But, while there is no easy technical fix for deep-seated political problems, good technical processes help convince voters that fairness is not impossible and that cheating will be detected.
Extractions: Scripps Howard News Service (August 9, 2000 12:10 a.m. EDT http://www.nandotimes.com ) - Maybe, possibly, before the presidential campaign is over, Vice President Gore will have been brought to his senses about Social Security reform. Gore does not have to listen to George W. Bush, who quite correctly endorses individual retirement accounts. He need only heed the advice of Sen. Joseph Lieberman, his choice for vice president. As the Cato Institute was quick to point out, Lieberman, too, is a believer in retirement accounts, and has said the government must "gradually convert Social Security from a transfer program to a new system of individual private savings supplemented by modest public pensions for the needy." Gore has said stock investments are too risky. According to a Copley News Service interview supplied by the think tank, Lieberman also says there is some risk, adding, however: "We now have decades-long history of an average 10 percent return on stocks." He noted that more than half of all Americans now have stock investments of some kind and said "it doesn't make sense anymore not to do that with this enormous investment pool that we're supposed to have for Social Security." The fact is that, as baby boomers start retiring, Social Security will face a crisis in which drastic benefit reductions and dramatic tax hikes would have to be considered if no other significant restructuring had taken place. Partial privatization has the great advantage of adding a revenue stream to the program, and with compound interest, even low-income workers could retire with surprising wealth.
Teach-In On The 2000 Election election 2000 WHAT A MESS A teachin on the Presidential election, the FloridaVote Recount, and the Electoral College No predictionsjust analysis and http://alpha.ddm.uci.edu/zotmail/archive/2000/20001109114.html
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Extractions: This Week's Current The Classroom Flyer Life Science Biology ... Sports October 10, 2000 A War of Words The First Round Presidential contenders George W. Bush and Al Gore faced each other last week in the first of three nationally televised and closely watched debates. What can you learn from these debates and how can it affect your view of the candidates? For the past 40 years, debates like these have been widely considered the turning points in presidential elections. Why they might be the turning points is itself a matter of debate. What Debates Can Reveal What Debates Cannot Reveal Riverdeep Today's series culminates with two weekly features: "All Politics Is Local" (Oct. 30), a video exploration of the problems candidates face when running for state office.
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Extractions: In the days that followed our national election on November 7th, 2000, I witnessed what I felt to be the most grotesque display of election tampering ever foisted upon the American public. Upon considerable prompting, I compiled the writings of that campaign, along with numerous responses, into a single Adobe Acrobat PDF file which is available here for downloading. This file contains the original poem " How the GOREinch Stole the Election " that appeared in print and digital media worldwide. It also contains the original poem " A Soldier's Christmas I came away from this experience with a few valuable lessons that I would like to share: Things will not "work out by themselves"
Extractions: CNN.com Sections WORLD U.S. WEATHER BUSINESS SPORTS SCI-TECH SPACE HEALTH ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS LAW TRAVEL IN-DEPTH LOCAL myCNN Top Stories ALLPOLITICS LINKS: AllPolitics home Government guide TIME Analysis and 'toons Community ELECTION LINKS: GOP Convention What's At Stake Video Where They Stand States Calendar Polls Candidate Bios Results and Exit Polls Delegate Counts Money Races Who's In, Who's Out Community Government Guide Election 2000 AllPolitics Main Mr. Chairman... (APPLAUSE) Mr. Chairman... (APPLAUSE) Thank you all. (APPLAUSE) Thank you very much. Thank you. (APPLAUSE) Mr. Chairman Mr. Chairman, delegates and my fellow citizens, I proudly accept your nomination. (APPLAUSE) Thank you. Thank you for this honor. (APPLAUSE) Thank you for this honor. Together, we will renew America's purpose. Our founders first defined that purpose here in Philadelphia. Ben Franklin was here, Thomas Jefferson and, of course, George Washington, or, as his friends, called him, George W. I am proud to have Dick Cheney by my side.
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Extractions: This message is brought to you by our student interns from high schools and colleges including NYU, Dartmouth, Harvard, Rutgers, MIT, Cornell, RPI, the University of Michigan and Yale, and attorneys Charles Juntikka, Dan Wolf and Craig Heller. Students Teach Good Government Editorial- New York Daily News Tuesday, May 30, 2000 LEGISLATORS IN ALBANY sometimes scoff that real reforms never become law because the public is just not interested. But now, along comes a nonpartisan group of high school and college students to prove them wrong. These young people are so interested that they've put photos of recalcitrant lawmakers on a special Web site and are running television commercials urging voters to throw the bums out. If voters join in, this could be the beginning of a real good- government revolution. Students4Reform, a group of interns working for Manhattan lawyer Charles Juntikka, has compiled a list of 27 state Senate and Assembly members, Democrats and Republicans, who have stalled such changes as campaign finance reform, bans on gifts from lobbyists, easier ballot access and an open budget process.
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Extractions: This message is brought to you by our student interns from high schools and colleges including NYU, Dartmouth, Harvard, Rutgers, MIT, Cornell, RPI, the University of Michigan and Yale, and attorneys Charles Juntikka, Dan Wolf and Craig Heller. Video Room Students4Reform on PBS's Inside Albany- Election 2000 To view these RealVideo files, you must have RealPlayer G2 or higher. You can download this free program at www.real.com . Click on the link at the bottom of the page that says "Basic Free Player", fill out the form, and download and install the program. This is the story that featured Students4Reform on PBS's Inside Albany, which aired on November 2000. This story is split into the following video files: Students4Reform on Inside Albany, Election 2000- Introduction Students4Reform on Inside Albany, Election 2000- Part 1 Students4Reform on Inside Albany, Election 2000- Part 2 Students4Reform on Inside Albany, Election 2000- Part 3 You can also watch Students4Reform's other television appearances:
ELECTION 2000 | Issue Roundtables must be taught before teachers can begin to teach students to read, write Fundingfor election 2000 is provided by a grant from Link to PBS Democracy Project. http://www.prairiepublic.org/features/Election/issues/
Extractions: This election unit consists of six (6) weekly lessons: The Voter The Issues The Debates The Media ... The Polls and The Election Process . Each weekly lesson includes a Backgrounder, written by an expert in the field of government and civics, that furnishes students with a context for exploring the week's topic. Video Clips selected from CNN NEWSROOM, CNN's free, commercial-free news program for students, provide additional insight into the topic. Lesson Plans encourage students to use the television and online resources of CNN and other newsgathering organizations to analyze not only voter behavior, but also the influences that impact that behavior. The final assessment for the unit, the Voter Training Kit