Teaching about Elections

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Elections provide great opportunities to teach students about civics, how government works, the electoral process, current events and issues, historical context and campaign politics. Young people want to be part of the conversation and are eager for information and dialogue. Below are education resources, lesson plans and other election-related pedagogical content to assist you in teaching about elections. 

Because elections often bring about differences of opinion and strong feelings, it is important to review classroom guidelines for safe, respectful and inclusive dialogue.  

Teaching Tools

Current Events Classroom Lessons on Election-Related Issues

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Blogs and Other Resources