Students researched one of four main issues of the presidential election: the economy, the War in Iraq, health care, and global climate chage. Students found existing data on these topics, and then analyzed the data in order to answer a new question. Next, students wrote scientific reports documenting their findings. After better understanding of the data behind these controversial issues, students analyzed the political policies of John McCain and Barack Obama. They presented their findings to the public at a voter education event. On Election Day, students went out into the community and either volunteered for a political party or candidate, or volunteered at their local polling station.