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Website helps kids understand the presidential election

Presidential election 2016With the presidential election this week, check out an interactive learning website that helps explain the Electoral College and much more.

PBS LearningMedia’s Electoral Decoder offers kids (and grownups, too) a timeline of presidential elections since the first in 1789. Users can run different scenarios to see which states a candidate must win to achieve the key number of 270 electoral votes to win.

Explore past presidential elections. Then go to this week’s election to become a political pundit. Will the winner be Republican Donald Trump, Democrat Hillary Clinton or a third party? Flip the states from party to party and strategize a political campaign. The website also outlines the 2016 election with key events.

Visit the PBS LearningMedia’s Election Central website for details.

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