International Reading Association (IRA) & National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Standards:

Election 2004 helps students meet the following standards

  • Students read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States.
  • Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions.
  • Students use a variety of technological informational resources (libraries, databases, computer networks) to gather and synthesize information to create and communicate knowledge.
  • Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.
  • Students use spoken, written, and visual language for learning, persuasion, and exchange of information.

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

Election 2004 meets the standards of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), which promote the development of students as good citizens in a culturally diverse, interdependent world. The content and activities of this project are especially appropriate for the themes of:

Power, Authority and Governance
Provide experiences for the study of how people create and change structures of power, authority, and governance.

Individual Development and Identity
Students learn to ask questions such as “What influences how people learn, perceive, and grow?”

Students learn how to understand multiple perspectives that derive from different cultural vantage points.

Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
Students learn about how institutions are formed, what controls and influences them, and how they can influence individuals and culture.

Civic Ideals and Practices
Students gain an understanding of the ideals, principles, and practices of citizenship in a democratic republic.

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