The Nov. 2 election for President of the United States comes at a pivotal time in the nation's history--and it gives educators an ideal opportunity to teach students about the democratic process. In pulling together lesson plans about the election, teachers nationwide are drawing upon the many free and high-quality resources available on the internet this fall.

Alan Haskvitz, a teacher at Suzanne Middle School in Walnut, Calif., is having his students pretend they are candidates running in the election. They will plan their election campaigns using a list of web sites he has compiled. ...

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