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ERIC Number: EJ809949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep-1
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
Fab Web Sites on the 2008 Presidential Election
Langhorst, Eric
School Library Journal, v54 n9 p48-50 Sep 2008
Teachers live for the "teachable moments"--those opportunities to connect their subject content to events taking place beyond the classroom. They can occur spontaneously, lucky occasions to bring the curriculum to life grabbed on the fly. In other instances, a teachable moment looms large. In hundreds of thousands of classrooms nationwide, teachers will share such an extraordinary opportunity this fall--the 2008 presidential election. While students will not be casting a ballot themselves come November, there are many ways in which teachers can engage them in the process and, along the way, inspire a new generation of voters. Teachers today have a vast store of images, video, and multimedia available online, resources that can help teach current events with a historical context--and make it fun. This article provides a few related Web resources that will help teachers make the most of this election in their classroom.
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Language: English
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