Recommended Website: Glassbooth http://glassbooth.org/
Ages: 11 and up (approximately) with parental supervision.
This website helps you find the U.S. presidential political candidate who
represents your beliefs best. When you get to the site you're invited to
rank the issues (such as Civil Liberties, Crime, Foreign Policy, Taxes,
Environment, Gun Control, Immigration, Health Care, Education, and more) in
the order of importance to you, and then take a quiz.
The quiz asks you to indicate whether or not you support or oppose various
statements about the issues. Vocabulary words used in the test are linked to
definitions, so that you can clarify the meaning.
The information you provide is then input to a data base that matches your
answers with a political candidate who holds similar views. The results show
the similarity of your opinions to those of the candidate and includes a
"find out why" option. Click on it and a new page opens on which Glassbooth
compares your opinion to that of the candidate, providing referenced
excerpts from political speeches and statements made by the candidate.