Friday, March 21, 2008

Podcast #135 - Please Vote For Me Documentary Video from Independent Lens

This is a great time to be a social studies teacher in terms of teaching about the election process and democracy. Recently while attending the NCSS Conference in San Diego I discovered another great resource to use with students that teaches the election process from a unique angle. Independent Lens has distributed an amazing documentary named "Please Vote For Me" .The 55 minute documentary follows a student monitor election in a Chinese classroom of 8 year olds. I have used it with my 8th graders and they loved it. If you would like a FREE copy of this DVD please listen to the podcast and then use the links provided in the show notes.

Today's podcast is also the first with a new intro and closing. Music used in the background is from Soundzabound - royalty free music for use in K-12 schools. Check it out.

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  1. Thanks for the info, this will be really neat to share with my school.

  2. Hi Eric, thanks for a terrific blog. I really enjoyed the post about Please Vote For Me and I'm going to have to track down a copy of the film here.

    The blog looks terrific and I will definitely be back. I found the note packets post really helpful as well.