This year’s election has changed American Politics and possibly America itself some fear. But is there evidence that Election Day youth crafting may be the latest victim in what has been a campaign littered with NSW with both sides of our two party system dragging things further into the mud.
Why should we care about election day crafting? Because it’s a window into how we explain and celebrate the american political system to the next generation and how we can start conversations through simple art projects at school and at home. These little things matter in American life and we have to protect what it means to be an American.
Why do I think something is different this season ? If you search online for election day crafts for 2016 you get images and videos of our last election and almost nothing for this election.
I have not looked into this in any great detail and I hope this is not the case.
Anyway here are some fun ideas for crafting this election year. We can focus on our political process,voting history and more general themes and the historic fact that we have a women for the first time running without getting into the negative details that have driven this campaign over the past few months.
Basic Facts About Election Day 2016
The United States presidential election of 2016 will be held on November 8, 2016. On this day, citizens cast indirect votes (popular votes) for the U.S. Electoral College. The Electoral College directly elects the President and Vice President. Selected electors pledge votes to presidential and vice presidential candidates. In nearly all states, electors are awarded on a winner-take-all basis to the candidate who wins the most popular votes in that state. The Twelfth Amendment provides for each elector to cast one vote for President and one vote for Vice President. The Twenty-third Amendmentspecifies how many electors the District of Columbia is entitled to have.
The Republican Party has selected Donald Trump (businessman and reality star) as their candidate for President. Donald Trump has selected Mike Pence (Governor of Indiana) to run as his Vice President.
The 2016 election will coincide with Senate elections in 34 states, House of Representatives elections in all states and gubernatorial elections in 12 states.
The president-elect and vice president-elect are scheduled to be inaugurated on January 20, 2017.
Games and Craft ideas for Election Day
Coloring pages – http://www.apples4theteacher.com/coloring-pages/election-day/
Election day activity and crafts for kids – http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/90626/election-crafts-for-kids
After some digging I did find some positive Crafting for this Election …