Last week, PBS KIDS launched You Choose 2016, a kid-friendly website for ages 6-8, providing young ones with relevant, non-partisan democracy-related information through interactive exploration and video. The site aims to teach kids about the Presidential election and to let them know that even though they’re unable to vote, their voices matters.
Older students from middle and high school can also now turn to PBS LearningMedia’s new interactive Electoral Decorder, a scrubbable timeline of Presidential elections is also free and accessible to all. Kids (and adults) can run different scenarios to see which states a candidate must win to achieve the key number of 270 electoral votes.
You Choose 2016 allows kids to:
- “Meet the candidates” and learn fun & important facts about them
- Collect trading cards of past presidents and their spouses
- Create a campaign poster digitally, using a new online coloring tool
- Watch videos featuring favorite PBS KIDS characters and new role models discussing democracy/election/government related topics