Election Time!

This will be an exciting election to watch!  Here are a couple of websites and activities that might get your little ones more involved.

Congress for Kids - my favorite website for helping kids get a grasp on how our government is supposed to work.

The Electoral College - if you click on the link that says "electoral college map" you can see an interactive map detailing the geographical and numerical voting trends of America.  There's also a simple and fun game to play here.

Gallopade - This website looks really fun for older kids.  

Print off a picture of the presidential candidates, Mitt Romney and Barak Obama.  Type up some facts about each one.  Have the kids match the statements with the pictures. 

Have a Politics in America Family Night Lesson

Doctrine & Covenants 101:77-80
  According to the laws and constitution of the people, which I have suffered to be established, and should be maintained for the rights and protection of all flesh, according to just and holy principles;That every man may act in doctrine and principle pertaining to futurity, according to the moral agency which I have given unto him, that every man may be accountable for his own sins in the day of judgment. Therefore, it is not right that any man should be in bondage one to another. And for this purpose have I established the Constitution of this land, by the hands of wise men whom I raised up unto this very purpose, and redeemed the land by the shedding of blood.

Two other great articles to reference:  
Restoring Morality and Religious Freedom by Elder Quentin L. Cook
Our Divine Constitution by President Ezra Taft Benson 

Create a Mock Debate on many different topics.  Include some of the Youth Standards from the For Strength of Youth pamphlet as well as other political issues on the ballot such as charter school acceptance and same-sex marriage. 


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