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Barack Obama takes the oath of office in the nation's 57th inauguration ceremony

New Massachusetts Senator talks to students
President Barack Obama wins a second term in the White House
Voters cast ballots in hotly contested state
 


Visit NBC Learn “Decision 2012” for NBC News videos from the current campaign and past election cycles, plus cross-curricular resources including Weekly Thought Starters and an Election Math collection highlighting the mathematics of presidential elections. 


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kids on the scene
Follow the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, reporting live from across the nation on Election Day

election q&a
Scholastic News Kid Reporters visited the White House for a talk with President Barack Obama

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Meet the Candidates

Find out more about the candidates in the running.


Election Vocabulary

Learn key terms used in the electoral process. 


Swing States

Read articles by student reporters on this election's swing states.


election resources

Lesson Plans

Activity ideas for your classroom


Parent's Guide

Key information to help engage your child with the election


 

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ballot

a list of candidates and proposals for which citizens can vote

 

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Electoral
Challenge Game

You need 270 electoral votes to win the White House. Can you meet the challenge?

 
 
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On the Road to the White House

Test your knowledge of the political system with this game.


 

Seven Hats Challenge Game

Learn about the many roles the president must play



 
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Republican
Primary Map

See all the results from this year’s primaries and caucuses.

 

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The Electoral College

 
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The Presidency

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Race for the Presidency

 
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The Race is On!

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Barack Obama: The Early Years

 
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Mitt Romney: The Early Years