Presidential Elections in Plain English

Cross posted on cliotech

The folks at Common Craft created a terrific video that could prove really helpful for teachers who are using the presidential campaign as a “teachable moment.”

Presenting Electing a US President in Plain English!

If you are unable to access YouTube videos from school, you can also view this video on Vimeo and DotSub. Another option is using a service like Zamzar or Moravi to convert the YouTube Flash video into a mpg, mov, or wmv file to download play from your computer. For both Zamzar and Moravi you will need the video’s YouTube URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok_VQ8I7g6I. You can even read a transcript of the video.

If you are looking for other election resources for the classroom, check out some resources I shared in an early blog post as well as the comprehensive list from Infinite Thinking Machine.






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  1. Jennifer Dorman said:

    I just heard about this resource on NPR. The Living Room Candidate is sponsored by the Museum of the Moving Image. It contains campaign commercials going back to 1952. It would be a terrific exercise in media literacy and a great extension of class activities centered on the Presidential Campaign.

    http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/

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