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Books

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Fiction Books

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Nonfiction Books

Did You Know?

The youngest mayor ever elected was 18-year-old Michael Sessions, in Hillsdale, Michigan in 2005. He could only work afternoons as mayor, because he was still in high school!

Activities
Could You Pass the U.S. Citizenship Test?

People applying for citizenship must take a test of basic knowledge about our country. These questions from Scholastic are similar to some found on their test.

Cast Your Vote

This detailed game will take some time to play - about a half hour is their estimate - but with it you can learn all about voting! This site, iCivics.org, was set up by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on that court. Check for more games from iCivics.

Family Fun from Kids Voting USA

Try the Ballot Game with your family, or do the Watch the Election activity and follow the results as they come in. Kids Voting USA works to build lifelong voting habits in kids.

Movies
School House Rock! America [DVD]

A really fun way to learn about the U.S. Constitution and why Americans have the right to vote.

School House Rock! Election Collection [DVD]

Fun songs that explain how our government is set up and how the electoral process works.

You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown [DVD]

Included in the Peanuts 1970's Collection. Vol. 1. Linus runs for class president and picks Charlie Brown as his running mate.

I Could Do That! Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote [eVideo]

In this 17-minute video, learn about the woman who was important to getting women the vote in Wyoming, the first state in the United States to do that. To access this video, go to Hoopla at the link shown and enter the title in the Hoopla search box. You may need to log in, so have your library card and PIN handy.

Exploring Our Nation. How to Become President of the United States [DVD]

Learn what the qualifications are to become President, and learn the overall election process, including state caucuses and primaries and how the Electoral College works.

Web Links
The History and Process of Voting

Four times, the US Constitution has been amended (changed) to give more citizens the vote. Click on the links to see the actual amendments, as they were signed. Each one had to be ratified (agreed to) by three-fourths of the States before becoming law.

Election 2020

From the candidates and issues to kid reporters and some fun quizzes (look under Civics in Action) Scholastic provides this guide to the 2020 election!

Poll: Cast Your Vote!

Cast your vote in this informal presidential poll from Scholastic, then see the results of all votes after November 3.

Kids in the House

Learn about the U.S. House of Representatives!

Unstoppable: The Road to Women’s Rights

The women of America have not always had the right to vote - they had to fight for it! This five-minute video describes just part of their long battle, which went on for over 70 years.

Kids Voting USA Family Activity Booklets

From the easiest (Level 1) to the most challenging, these booklets can help you learn about voting and elections.