I was so frustrated trying to find a suitable resource to teach my middle schoolers about the 2012 Presidential Candidates, so I made my own!! Utilizing all of the available resources, I created a chart which compares the candidates' viewpoints on all of the hot topics!! A suggested lesson plan is included - have your students complete the included "Know the Issues Survey" and then compare their responses with the candidates' viewpoints! On Election Day, hold a mock election!!