Here’s a link to some AMAZING tools from PBS Vote 2008:


Access, Analyze, Act:  A Blueprint for 21st Century Civic Engagement has some great interactive sites you can use for teaching purposes or have students use.  There are curriculum materials as well.  What I like are the sites that promote “critical thinking”…check out YouDecide which plays devils advocate on many controversial issues today and is a good initiator of class debates and discussions.  There are also lots of sites where students can see how the candidates match up to their own views.