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Lesson Using Flickr

Class: Online American Government

Grade Level: 12

Current Topic: Presidential Election 2012

Lesson Title: The Next President of the United States is?
Identify who you think will win the election, Romney or Obama. Using Flickr, develop a photo slideshow that highlights and promotes the qualities of the candidate that you believe will and should win the election. Think of this as a slideshow that the candidates could use to attract voters if posted on the Web.

  1. The first thing you will need to do is research the platform of the candidate that you believe will win the election. Your photo slideshow should reflect the issues they believe in and stand for.
  2. In order for your instructor to know that you understand the position of your candidate, you will have to submit a two page essay outline explaining at least 5 political positions that your candidate stands for.


What is his stand on: Taxes, Economy, Defense, Education, and Leadership.
Here are some links to help you:



  • Be sure to fact-check information you get from "news" sources and campaign sites, to make sure the representations are accurate.
    • Naturally, both parties want to present themselves in the 'best' light to potential voters. News organizations often have a political bias as well.
  • You must include evidence that you have fact-checked positions within your essay. You can do that by linking back to the appropriate fact-check for that position.

Here are some links to help you:
FactCheckEd.org 'A Project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and Annenberg Classroom' of the University of Pennyslvania
PolitFact.com "PolitiFact is a project of the Tampa Bay Times to help you find the truth in American politics."

Flickr Accounts

Go to Flickr and set up an account, here are instructions on how to do this.

  • 1) Log in to Flickr here.
  • 2) Upload candidate photos on Flickr.
  • 3) Tag your photos “Presidential Election 2012”
  • 4) Join the Government Online Flickr group
  • 5) Add your "Presidential Election 2012" tagged photos to the Government Online Flickr group.

Grading Rubric

View the Presidential Election 2012 Assessment Rubric.