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The Dole Institute of Politics is proud to present a series of projects focusing on the people, places, and enduring legacies of the 1976 presidential election, featuring materials from the Dole Archives, the Dole Institute programming archive, and other historical collections.

Funded by the Enid and Crosby Kemper Foundation

Dole Institute logoThe Dole Institute of Politics is committed to providing quality programming and resources for teachers at all levels, including this selection of recommended resources specifically on election, campaigns, and national conventions. Other sources on civics, government and teaching with primary sources can be found on the Dole Archives website: http://dolearchives.ku.edu/resources. Also, you can connect with hundreds of primary sources on a variety of 20th century topics from the Dole Archives that are freely available for download: http://dolearchives.ku.edu/historyday.
Please contact jbergene@ku.edu with any inquiries.

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Election Central produced by PBS Learning Media is an educational guide to the US elections. This website features election news, history including primary sources, lesson plans and ideas for facilitating classroom debates. Engaging and informative videos highlight the election process and inaugural addresses, along with interactive modules on a variety of presidents.
Election Central by PBS Learning Media

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The Politics and Public Policy unit by iCivics provides an introduction to the electoral processes of the American political system. Simulations, presentations, vocabulary-building activities, and a mock election guide students to a deep understanding of concepts and processes of elections.
Politics and Public Policy by iCivics

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Northeastern University produces this website that detail the U.S. Political Conventions & Campaigns. Videos and easy to read language highlights the history, campaign finance, nominations & conventions, policy & platforms, and media & debates.
U.S. Political Conventions & Campaigns by Northeastern University

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"Every Four Years: Presidential Campaigns and the Press" is a popular Newseum exhibit developed in partnership with Google Arts & Culture. This online exhibit details how journalists covered some of the most historic presidential campaigns in history.
"Every Four Years" exhibit by Newseum