While we were out: politics recap

Boy, do we have a lot of catching up to do! Here’s a little recap of some of the stories we missed *While We Were Out.*

When we left you in early May, the ­two major political parties in the United States – the Republicans and the Democrats – were still narrowing down their list of candidates to find their presidential nominees. If you were with us last season, you might remember voting in our NewsDepth primary…

Back then, you selected Ohio Governor John Kasich as the republican candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders as the Democratic…but primary voters disagreed and businessman Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were formally nominated at their respective conventions over the summer. We’ll have a lot more on those conventions later in the show…

Instructional Links

Magazine Article: Scholastic News, The Race Is On, Sept. 5, 2016 


May Need Password

Website Article: Congress for Kids, The Election of the President 


Website Article: PBS Parents, Helping Kids Understand the Election 


Poster & Lesson Plan: Kids.gov, How to Become President of the U.S. 


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