Monday, November 5, 2012

Great Election Resources and Vote for your Favorite Homeschool Blogs!

woodrow-for-president I took my children with me last week so I could vote early knowing that my schedule for tomorrow on Election Day would make it difficult for me to find time to vote.  This week we are taking a break from our Middle Ages history lessons and focusing more on the election.

This afternoon I read the book,  Woodrow for President, which I highly recommend.  The story's main character, Woodrow G. Washingtail, a civic-minded mouse with presidential ambitions, runs for president of the United Mice of America. My cupcakes enjoyed the colorful illustrations and the use of  rhyme to tell the story makes it fun and easy to read.  Throughout the story it explains terms related to the election process that are easy to understand for children.

I wanted to share a few links that I found from fellow bloggers where they list great election resources such as this 2012 Electoral College Map found at Heidi's blog, Starts at Eight.

Also among Heidi's list of election resources is this YouTube video explaining the Electoral College.   I shared this with my children as well.

Speaking of the Electoral College, Charlotte at Waltzing Matilda explains a creative way to teach kids the electoral college system using marbles.  You can read her post HERE.

You can also check out Melissa's post, Path to the Presidency-all grade levels over at Joys of Home Educating where she also lists some great ideas for an election year!

Another great video I found is called "The Oddities of the first American election" by Kenneth C. Davis where Davis unveils the surprising story behind America’s first presidential election.You can view it HERE also along with other lessons worth sharing. 

The Homeschool PostAnd after Election Day, did you know you can continue voting????  Well, not for the next President, but for homeschool blogs!

I just found out that my blog has been nominated in the "Best Variety" category for the 2012 Homeschool Blog Awards!  I was very surprised and excited to be listed with so many great blogs!

If you think my blog is vote worthy and you want to click a vote for me (you can click one vote per day until Nov. 16th...hint, hint  ;)  ) just go HERE and click the CIRCLE on the left side of my blog name, A Slice of Smith Life, then scroll down and click "Vote".  Be sure to check out all the other blogs and categories too! Thanks!

No Ordinary Blog HopAnd the blog hop I co-host, No Ordinary Blog Hop, has been nominated also for "Best Family or Group Blog".  You can vote HERE for No Ordinary Blog Hop!  Thanks!

No Ordinary Blog Hop 



Lots of great links. we didn't study the elections this year as we are really in the dark about it living overseas. I will concentrate on it next time:) when we lived in the states we always took the kids to the polls with us, don't know if they remember that....Voted for you

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